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Two brothers, friend sentenced for manslaughter in Kelowna father's death

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October 30, 2014 - 2:12 PM

VANCOUVER - A young man who set in motion and then watched as a Kelowna father was beaten to death in front of his sons has been sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter.

Judge Mark McEwan says Daniel McRae, who was 19 at the time, showed no signs of remorse after Dain Phillips was fatally attacked with hammers and bats on June 12, 2011.

McRae's older brother, Matthew, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years for his participation in a confrontation that the judge said the man knew would result in bodily harm to 51-year-old Phillips.

Their friend, Anson Schell, received a three-year sentence for his participation in the events.

The judge acknowledged that none of the men took part in the assault, but he said they played a role in the death, nonetheless.

Two members of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty earlier this year to manslaughter in Phillips' death, which was the culmination of an ongoing feud between the McRae brothers and the victim's sons.

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