Thursday, May 12, 2016

HA associate Anson Shell drops appeal

Dain Phillips, beaten to death in 2011
Anson Schell was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the fatal beating of Dain Phillips, 51, in Kelowna in 2011. Phillips was severely beaten by men wielding baseball bats and hammers, and left bleeding in the middle of a road. He never regained consciousness and was later taken off life support.

Hells Angels Norman Cocks and Robert Thomas, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received 15-year jail terms. Four others — brothers Daniel and Matthew McRae, Schell and Robert Cocks, the father of Norman Cocks — were also charged and went to trial. In July 2014, the McRae brothers and Schell were found to have aided and abetted the attack and were convicted of manslaughter. Robert Cocks was acquitted.

Anson Shell

Killer Norm Cocks, Hells Angels, Kelowna
Daniel and Matthew McRae were both sentenced in the beating death of Dain Philips.

Killer Robert Leonard Thomas. Hells Angels.

David Giles, vice president of the Hells Angels' Kelowna chapter, in 2008
The Kelowna clubhouse was raided in August 2012 in connection with an undercover investigation. Several men – including Kelowna vice-president Giles and full-patch member Bryan Oldham — have been charged with trafficking and conspiracy and committing offences on behalf of a criminal organization. Both Bryan Oldham and David Giles are listed as defendants in the civil forfeiture case of the Hells Angels' Kelowna clubhouse.
Kelowna HA clubhouse at 837 Ellis Street was valued at $503,000 in 2012.

Brian Cantera holds up a photo of Brian Oldham, Sargent at Arms, Kelowna Hells Angels

Damiano Dipopolo - President, Kelowna Hells Angels