- Tyne Tees
A man who beat up his childhood friend with a baseball bat has been found guilty of murder.
Nicholas Rought, 45, of Princess Street, Shiney Row, has been convicted of the murder of 46-year-old John Hall at a house in Shiney Row.
His body was found in a country lane at West Rainton near to Durham City,
Another defendant, Stuart Smith, 42, of no fixed abode, originally from Shotley Bridge, was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter at Newcastle Crown Court.
They will be sentenced on Wednesday.
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