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3 convicted in Kelowna killing

Three more men have been convicted in the June, 2011 death of Dain Phillips.

Phillips was attacked and beaten with a baseball bat on the evening of Sunday, June 12 near McCurdy and Gibson roads.

The incident resulted from a dispute between Phillips' two sons and two other brothers, Daniel and Matthew McRae.

In BC Supreme Court in Vancouver Friday, the judge found there was no evidence to prove the McRae brothers and a third co-accused, Anson Schell, actually participated in the beating.  But, he says they all encouraged the assault against Phillips.

The McRaes and Schell were convicted of manslaughter, while Robert Cocks, who the judge described as being immersed in the Hells Angels lifestyle, was acquitted.

The three will be sentenced Sept 22.

Hells Angels members Norman Cocks and Robert Thomas have already pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were each sentenced in January to 15 years in prison.

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