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TOP COURT REJECTS APPEAL OF MAN WHO KILLED CFL PLAYER

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Alberta’s top court has upheld the conviction of a man who killed a Calgary Stampeders football player outside a Calgary nightclub in 2016. Three Court of Appeal justices unanimousl­y dismissed the appeal of Nelson Lugela, pictured, who was found guilty of second-degree murder last year in the death of Mylan Hicks. Hicks, a 23-year-old player on the practice roster of the Canadian Football

League team, was shot twice outside the Marquee Beer Market, where he and his teammates were celebratin­g a win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Lugela argued the trial judge erred by allowing social media photograph­s showing he had access to a handgun. The trial heard a disagreeme­nt over a spilled drink in the bar intensifie­d in a parking lot after closing time.

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