Robert Baker has been found guilty of the murder of John Coates.
Baker was charged with the murder of Mr Coates, after he was found dead in the block of flats where they both lived, in September last year.
The 24-year-old was accused of bludgeoning the shop worker to death. He was found naked in his bath tub at his flat on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough.
More top news
Newcastle midfielder Sammy Ameobi has joined Cardiff on a season-long loan deal after signing a new two-year contract at St James' Park.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Some Muslims living in our region say the 7/7 atrocities caused some to be demonised.