Former anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball has been found not guilty of murdering Samuel Thompson after a plan to rob the cannabis dealer of money.
Dyball, 28, was also found not guilty of manslaughter, but was found guilty of the charge of interfering with a corpse.
The jury took five hours to reach a verdict.
Mr Thompson was killed on March 7, 2018 at Bald Hills.
The jury heard during the trial Mr Thompson had been looking for a new cannabis supplier on the day he met another man, Roberto Vincenzo Boscaino, at his Bald Hills home.
The court was told of a plan between Boscaino and Dyball to rob Mr Thompson and to then kill him.
Mr Thompson was most likely killed after a blow to the face with a tomahawk or strangled before he was stuffed into a toolbox and buried in a shallow grave at the Beerburrum State Forest, the court heard.
Boscaino was found guilty of Mr Thompson’s murder last year after a separate trial and is serving a life sentence behind bars.
Dyball pleaded not guilty to the murder.
His lawyers argued there was no evidence directly linking him to the death.
Dyball fought with the Kurdish YPG militia against IS in Syria in 2015 before returning to Australia.
Dyball’s sentencing will be handed down tomorrow.