Donald Ralph died in his bungalow of 50 years in Aldham, Essex on the 28th December and was known to Snook as a long distance relative.
Snook had been ‘desperate for money’ and the jury heard how Donald Ralph was ‘beaten till he bled’ and then strangled.
The pair stole two guns and Mr Ralph’s Volvo, with the firearms yet to be recovered by police.
The trial which commenced on the 7 June concluded on the 12 August.
Sentencing will take place on 1 October, 2021.