Trial date set in shoot­ing of Cal­gary Stam­peder

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

CAL­GARY — A De­cem­ber 2018 trial date has been set for a man charged in the shoot­ing death of a Cana­dian Foot­ball League player last year. Nel­son Tony Lugela has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in the death of My­lan Hicks, a 23-year-old de­fen­sive back who was on the prac­tice ros­ter of the Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers. De­fence lawyer Alain Hep­ner says the trial is ex­pected to last two weeks.

Lugela was charged last Septem­ber fol­low­ing the ear­ly­morn­ing shoot­ing of Hicks out­side of a Cal­gary night­club called the Mar­quee Beer Mar­ket and Stage.

Po­lice said an al­ter­ca­tion that in­volved sev­eral peo­ple in­side the night­club moved out­side af­ter it closed. Sev­eral mem­bers of the Stam­ped­ers were in the bar at the time.

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