A 29-year-old man has today been found guilty of killing Robert Reid at his Aberdeen home.
Darren Barnes, known as Riley, had been on trial at Aberdeen High Court and denied murdering Robert Reid at his home on Arnage Place in Mastrick on October 26, 2016.
Riley, whose address was given in court papers as Don Place, Woodside, had been accused of repeatedly striking Mr Reid to the head and body with a knife or similar instrument.
A jury took around three hours to return a verdict of culpable homicide.
Detective Inspector Gary Winter of the Major Investigation Team, said: “The death of Robert Reid was a tragedy involving two men who had been friends for years.
“The events which unfolded that fateful night demonstrate the clear risks of mixing alcohol with drugs which, on this occasion, resulted in a needless violent confrontation between them involving a knife.
“As the result of such a meaningless act of violence Mr Reid’s children are now without their father, while his partner and family must continue to deal with the loss of such a young life. Barnes must now also face the consequences of his brutal actions that day.
“My thoughts are with Mr Reid’s family and friends.”
Sentencing has been deferred until next month.