A TV actor bludgeoned to death in a brutal killing was murdered by his rival in a bitter love triangle with a prostitute, a jury found today.
Gary Suller, 45, was tied up and beaten to death in an attack so violent he suffered the sort of injuries normally associated with a car crash.
The body of the actor, who played small parts in TV's Doctor Who and Casualty, was found trussed up at his home in Cwmbran, south Wales.
His violent love rival Barry Bowyer, 38, was found guilty of his murder today at Cardiff Crown Court.
The case was adjourned for sentencing later this afternoon.
Heroin addict Bowyer, who already has convictions for violence, was one side of a chilling love triangle.
At its apex was drug addicted callgirl Katie Gilmore, who played both men off against each other.
Mr Suller' tragic obsession with the prostitute was to prove fatal.
An increasingly jealous Bowyer threatened to remove his love rival permanently, and eventually carried out the threat.
During the trial Bowyer dismissed the accusation he was a murderer, claiming he lost his temper and killed him in a burglary gone bad.
He admitted the manslaughter of his victim from the outset.
John Williams, senior crown prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales, said after the verdict was returned: "Barry Bowyer took Gary Suller's life in an attack that was brutally violent and utterly senseless.
"Whilst Bowyer admitted he was responsible for Gary's death, he has never acknowledged that this was a callous and premeditated act on his part.
"I would like to pay tribute to Gwent Police's investigative team, our in-house prosecution team and prosecuting counsel who worked together to build and present a robust case against Barry Bowyer. I would also like to thank all those who have supported the prosecution as witnesses during the trial.
"This has been, and continues to be, an extremely difficult time for the family and friends of Gary Suller and our thoughts are with them."