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Hearing set for man charged in shooting death of Mylan Hicks

Mylan Hicks, who died in September, 2016, is shown in a Calgary Stampeders handout photo.

A man charged in the shooting death of a Canadian Football League player will appear for a preliminary hearing next May.

Nelson Tony Lugela was charged with second-degree murder in September after Mylan Hicks from the Calgary Stampeders died in a shooting outside a nightclub.

The 19-year-old appeared via video link in a brief appearance.

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The court set a five-day preliminary hearing that is scheduled to begin May 29, 2017.

Lugela will remain in custody unless he decides to seek bail.

Hicks, a 23-year-old defensive back who was on the Stampeders practice roster, was shot in a parking lot after an altercation in the bar spilled outside.

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