A man has been found guilty of killing a 40-year-old widower who was found stabbed at his flat in Brighton.
Adam White, 22, of Bedford Place, Liverpool, who had denied a charge of murder, was convicted of the manslaughter of Jeffrey Burrows.
He was one of two defendants accused of murdering Mr Burrows, who lived alone in Norfolk Square, in April.
The other defendant, Joel Elliott, 22, of North Road, Brighton, was cleared by jurors at Lewes Crown Court.
White is due to be sentenced on 3 January.
After the hearing, Det Supt Nick Sloan, of Sussex Police, said Mr Burrows's death had stemmed from "a trivial dispute" about drugs and a stolen scooter.
He said paramedics called to the flat on 29 April had treated Mr Burrows but he died later at the scene from stab wounds.
The victim's father, David Burrows, from Northern Ireland, issued a statement which said the killing had been "a cowardly deed".
He said: "We are still deeply shocked and distressed that Jeff has been taken from us in this way."
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