Preliminary trial dates have been scheduled for the 19-year-old man accused of killing Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks.
Nelson Lugela, charged with second-degree murder, appeared in court on Monday via CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre.
His preliminary trial is set to last five days beginning May 29, 2017.
Defence lawyer Alain Hepner told reporters outside the Calgary Courts Centre that he still has to review a lot of material before deciding whether or not to apply for bail.
Hicks, a 23-year-old defensive back who was on the football team’s practice roster, was shot outside the Marquee Beer Market on Sept. 25. Police said the shooting happened after an altercation involving several people inside the nightclub spilled outside after it closed.
Lugela remains in custody.
With files from David Boushy
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