A Derry man has been found not guilty of murdering Barry McCrory in Shipquay Street in 2013.
59 year old Kieran McLaughlin, from Elaghmore Park, had consistently denied murdering Barry McCrory, who was shot dead in October 2013.
In delivering his reserved judgement at Belfast Crown Court, Judge Mr Justice Horner, who sat alone without a jury in the diplock case, said there was no forensic evidence to link Mr McLaughlin to the killing.
Mr McLauglin had previously pleaded guilty to possessing loaded sawn-off double barrelled shotgun and a Mauser pistol with intent to endanger life, and a quantity of ammunition in suspicious circumstances.
He will be sentenced in May.