A building firm boss brutally murdered a worker amid fears he was going to report him to police.George McMillan choked Michael Thomson, 46, with cable ties at his business in Ayr, South Ayrshire in July 2020.
The 56 year-old ex-soldier then ferried Michael's body in the victim's Ford Fiesta before leaving both at a lay-by of the A77 road.
Jurors heard how a large-scale cannabis factory had been set up in the unit beside where McMillan's Style Builders firm was based.
Police carried out a raid there on June 11 2020 - weeks before the death. Prosecutors told how McMillan was a "trusted member" of those involved in the drug farm.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk