Tweed Heads man Graham Keys-Smith, 29, was found guilty yesterday in the Lismore Supreme Court of murdering Bilambil man Luke Ogilvie in March 2010.
Smith was also found guilty on charges of arson, robbery and assault. He has been refused bail and will be sentenced on November 30.
The court heard that Smith stole Ogilvie’s Harley-Davidson motorbike and set his Urliup Road house on fire to cover up the killing, which prosecutors described as a drug deal gone wrong.
Allegations by the defence that the fire was the result of a drug-lab explosion at the property were dismissed.
Three other men are set to face trial over the incident. They are Nicholas McCulloch, 25, Andrew Biffin, 29, and Benjamin Biffin, 31.