A MAN who stabbed another to death in a row over drugs will be jailed for life after a jury found him guilty of murder.

Craig Ghochani, 29, showed no emotion as the jury convicted him of killing James Fitzgerald.

Lewes Crown Court heard Ghochani, of Barn Cottage Lane, Haywards Heath, stabbed Mr Fitzgerald in a fight over drugs in the town just before Christmas last year.

A witness heard one of the men shout "That’s what you get'"as Mr Fitzgerald was stabbed multiple times in the back, the jury was told.

He died 40 minutes later from a heart attack caused by internal bleeding.

The 11 members of the jury took three and a quarter hours to convict Ghochani, but it cleared James Creaghan of murder and possession of a knife.

The 29-year-old held his head in his hands as he struggled to control his emotions.

Mr Creaghan, of Gowers Close, Haywards Heath, shared a flat with Mr Fitzgerald and all three men knew each other.

Earlier the court heard the accused had acted like "pack dogs" during the attack, kicking and punching him on the floor.

The three men fought before Mr Fitzgerald raised a bicycle above his head as if to throw it at his attacker's car, shouting “Come back here and fight like a man”.

Ghochani will be sentenced on Wednesday afternoon. Her Honour Judge Laing QC told the court it will be a life sentence.