The State has concluded its case in the trial of a 17-year-old charged with the murder of another youth in Co Mayo in 2015. 

Dovydas Jenkas died as a result of a single stab wound he sustained in an attack in the back garden of a house in Claremorris in December 2015. 

The youth charged with murder had just turned 16 at the time of the incident. He cannot be named for legal reasons.

He is on trial at the Central Criminal Court, sitting in Castlebar. He denies the charge. 

Jurors heard further evidence of statements made by the accused during his time in custody. 

Mr Jenkas had been visiting the accused's sister while their mother was not in the house.

When he was challenged regarding his presence in the home, he climbed out a bathroom window and into the back garden. It was there that he was stabbed.

The accused told gardaí he had taken what he described as a "souvenir" knife, which he had made himself, to scare Mr Jenkas and to get him to leave the house.

He told detectives he did not intend to hurt the deceased. 

The trial will resume on Monday.