PHELAN – Two men who brutally attacked and killed a Phelan man have been convicted and are now facing up to life in prison officials said.
In 2015, two defendants, Jacob Bock and Kyle Comrie went to 58-year-old Louis Merrigan’s motorhome with the intention of robbing him. San Bernardino County District Attorney’s officials said that one of the two men approached the motorhome Merrigan was living in and told him that he crashed his ATV and needed to use his cell phone. “Hiding in the shadows was the other defendant who initiated a violent attack with a baseball bat,” said Deputy District Attorney Christensen. “A handoff occurred allowing the other defendant to participate in the beating.” Both defendants took turns brutally beating Merrigan, then they ransacked his home, stealing numerous items including the victim’s .22 rifle. Brock, went back to where they left Merrigan lying injured on the ground and shot him in the head, killing him. The investigation led to the Comrie and Brock, who both during questioning, confessed to the crime.
The two were tried separately, using two juries. On April 4, 2018, Kyle Comrie was found guilty of First Degree Murder, First Degree Residential Robbery and First Degree Burglary, Person Present. He now faces 25 years to life in prison when sentenced in May. On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Jacob Brock was found guilty of First Degree Murder, First Degree Residential Robbery and First Degree Burglary, Person Present and found true one gun allegation. Bock now faces 81 years to life when sentenced in May.
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