The jury has returned its verdicts in the trial of two men accused of murdering Craig Rippon.

Kevin Roy Madams was found guilty of murder while his co-accused Tyrone Peter Madams was found guilty of manslaughter at the High Court at Whanganui.

The jury returned its verdicts at 3.30pm on Wednesday, after deliberating for just over 24 hours.

The two men will be sentenced on February 3, 2017.