Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak was found guilty Friday of murdering his next-door neighbour Jo Yeates.

The body of the 25-year-old landscape architect was discovered on Christmas Day last year after she had gone missing a week earlier.

Tabak, 33, had admitted manslaughter in May but denied her murder, saying he had not intended to kill her. The prosecution said he had deliberately killed her and he was convicted by a jury at Bristol Crown Court, the Press Association reported.

(Reporting by Michael Holden)