Hells Angels sentenced for Kelowna death
Two full-patch Hells Angels members were sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday. (FILE PHOTO)
Two B.C. Hells Angels members were sentenced Wednesday on charges of manslaughter.
Norman Cocks and Robert Thomas were both sentenced to 15 years minus time served after earlier pleading guilty to a count of manslaughter each, according to the B.C. Supreme Court.
Victim Dain Phillips was killed after being assaulted in Kelowna in June 2011. Seven people were charged, including Cocks and Thomas, who gang task force Chief Supt. Dan Malo described as “full-patch” members of the motorcycle club.
“Previous investigations and convictions have made it clear that members of the Hells Angels are involved in drugs, weapons and violence-related offences,” Malo said in a statement.
The trials of the other accused, Robert Cocks, Daniel McRae, Matthew McRae and Anson Schell, remain in court, according to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit B.C.