Thursday, May 16, 2024

Robert Thomas released on parole

Castanet is reporting that "A former member of the Kelowna Hells Angels who beat a man to death with a baseball bat back in 2011 has been recently released from custody once again, to serve out the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house. In a decision by the Parole Board of Canada earlier this month, 59-year-old Robert Leonard Thomas was once again released from prison on statutory release, despite the Correctional Service of Canada recommending he stay behind bars because his risk in the community has become unmanageable.”

"Thomas, a former full-patch member of the Hells Angels, was handed a 15-year jail sentence in 2014 after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2011 killing of 51-year Dain Phillips. After Phillips' two sons had gotten into a dispute with two other teenage brothers who were associates of Thomas and fellow Hells Angels Norman Cocks, Phillips arrived unarmed on the evening of June 11, 2011 near McCurdy and Gibson roads to try and resolve the dispute. Instead, Thomas and Cocks, using a bat and a hammer respectively, immediately attacked the father, killing him."

I covered this story and attended parts of the trial. This was a horrific tragedy and it was stupid. It shouldn't have happened. It was a stupid high school dispute that totally spiraled out of control. I put these posters up around Kelowna at the time.

Dain's son got in a fight at school. The kid he got in a fight with was friends with a short Hells Angel named Norm Cox. Norm's father Bob was a the president of the Throttle Lockers at the time. Norm got involved in the high school beef, threatened Dain's son and punched him. Dain finds out about it and chases Norm down in his car while Norm ran away from him.

Norm comes back with Rob Thomas and a car load of sh*t bags to confront Dain. Norm gets out of the car with a baseball bat and says to Dain so you wanna f*ck with the Hells Angels?! Dain raisins his hands in a defensive posture and says he just wants to talk about what happened.

Robert Thomas takes a big swing and smashed Dain in the leg with the baseball bat. Dain didn't budge. Thomas kept hitting Dain in the leg with the baseball bat until he finally went down. After Thomas got Dain down, Norman, Bob and all the little bags of sh*t jump out of the car with hammers. They give Dain the boots when he was on the ground and beat him to death with hammers. It was completely cowardly and completely senseless.
The East Van chapter offered 5 thousand bucks to have Thomas beat up in prison so Mathew Johnston knocked him out. It was not a beef between the Bacon brothers and the Hells Angels. Robert Thomas was kicked out and it was punishment for f*cking up. Norm Cox was also beat up at the same time. I haven't heard if he's still a member or not. If Robert Thomas was kicked out Norm Cox should be kicked out as well. It was his fault. Robert Thomas is no longer a threat to society because he was kicked out of the club. Right now he's a threat to himself.


  1. That was the year Kelowna realized it wasn’t a small town anymore.


Comments are moderated so there will be a delay before they appear on the blog.