Derry man Kieran McLaughlin has been found not guilty of murdering Barry McCrory at a flat in the city 15 months ago.
In delivering his reserved judgement, trial Judge Mr Justice Horner – who sat alone without a jury in the Diplock case – said there was no forensic evidence to link McLaughlin, of Elaghmore Park, Galliagh, to the murder.
McLauglin had previously pleaded guilty to possessing the firearms and a quantity of ammunition in suspicious circumstances.
He will be sentenced in May following the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
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