Kriss, 15, was stabbed 13 times
and then set on fire behind the Celtic Supporters
Club on London Road, in the east end of the city.
Zahid was also found guilty of
attacking Kriss's friend Jamie Wallace, 20, as the
pair walked along Kenmure Street in the Pollokshields
area of Glasgow.
The jury of eight men and seven
woman also found him guilty of attempting to defeat
the ends of justice by setting fire to the silver
Mercedes used to abduct the schoolboy.
Lord Philip deferred sentence on Zahid
and his co-accused Zahid Mohammed, 20, who was earlier
cleared of the murder, but pleaded guilty to other charges,
for background reports until December 16 at the High Court
At the start of the three-week trial
Zahid, 20, admitted attacking Kriss in a racially-aggravated
assault and abducting the teenager.
Zahid also admitted a racially-aggravated
assault on Jamie Wallace and pleaded guilty to persuading
a friend to provide him with an alibi on his whereabouts
at the time of the murder.
Zahid lodged a special defence naming
two people, who cannot be identified for legal reasons,
as Kriss's killers.
Mohammed also named the two individuals
and a third individual as being responsible for the abduction
During the trial the jury heard how
one of the alleged killers was hit by a bottle outside
Victoria's nightclub in Glasgow in the early hours of
Later that day Zahid and Mohammed joined
three others in a stolen Mercedes to go looking for the
culprits, whom they believed to be from McCulloch Street
Kriss was walking along Kenmure Street
in Pollokshields shortly after 3pm when an individual
left the car and started fighting with him and his friend
The pair were then attacked by other
members of the group before Kriss was bundled into the
The court heard Kriss, who lived in
McCulloch Street, had no connection with his abductors
and had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
During an ordeal which lasted more
than four hours, the schoolboy was driven 200 miles from
Pollokshields, to the Parkhead area, to Dundee and then
back to Glasgow.
The teenager was then driven up a dark
lane to a lonely spot near the Clyde Walkway, where he
was killed, according to deputy advocate Mark Stewart,
in a gruesome and callous execution.
In a horrific account of his final
moments, the jury was told Kriss was stabbed 13 times
in a frenzied attack which severed one of his ribs, three
arteries, one of his lungs, his liver and kidney.
He was then doused in petrol, set alight
and left to die.
Evidence suggests Kriss made his way
down towards the Clyde and tried to extinguish the flames
by rolling around in a muddy hollow near the cycle path
where he was discovered.