Man convicted of murder in shooting of Stampeder Mylan Hicks

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks.

Nelson Lugela was charged after Hicks was shot snd killed outside a Calgary bar in September 2016.

Several Stampeder players were celebrating a win over Winnipeg at a local watering hole when disagreement over a spilled drink escalated outside the bar. Shots were fired and Hicks was hit twice and died in hospital.

Several witnesses, including Hicks’ teammates, identified Lugela as the man holding the gun.

Sentencing is set for May 30.

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