A man who bashed a homosexual to death for allegedly making a pass at him was found guilty of manslaughter last night after a jury acquitted him of murder. It took a little more than eight hours for the Court of First Instance jury to find Cheung Yau-kong, now 22, guilty by a majority of six-to-one of killing 67-year-old Chan Mow-sum on April 8, 2003. In finding Cheung not guilty of murder, the jury adopted the alternative charge of manslaughter with provocation. He will be sentenced before the judge, Recorder Andrew Macrae SC, this afternoon. The court heard that Chan had run a butcher's business and was known to be a homosexual by many of his friends and staff. His badly beaten body was found on the morning of April 9 by employee Chau Kwok-wai in the master bedroom of his Yau Ma Tei flat. Mr Chau had become concerned and visited the flat, forced the door and found Chan lying face up on the floor with a bag over his head. The cause of death was injuries sustained from being hit with a blunt object. The bag was placed over his head after death. Defence counsel Nicholas Adams told the court Cheung, then 18, had met Chan on the night of the killing to have dinner. The two of them had been in Chan's flat when the older man had tried to grab his client's groin. A struggle ensued that ended with Cheung grabbing a flashlight and smashing it into Chan's skull. During taped interviews, Cheung told police he attacked Chan after the older man tried to touch his groin and offered to pay him with a mobile phone. He also admitted during those interviews that it was his actions that led to Chan's death. Mainland officials handed Cheung to Hong Kong authorities in September of last year. Immigration records showed he had not exited through any formal channel.