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Courtroom upholds sentence of man who fatally shot Stampeder Mylan Hicks

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Nelson Lugela should serve a minimal 18 years behind bars for the homicide of Calgary Stampeders defensive again Mylan Hicks exterior a metropolis nightclub, the province’s high court docket dominated Monday.

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In a unanimous determination, a three-member Alberta Courtroom of Enchantment panel dominated the minimal 18 years of parole ineligibility Justice Keith Yamauchi handed Lugela for Hicks’ 2016 capturing loss of life was justified.

Yamauchi sentenced Lugela to life in jail for second-degree homicide within the Sept. 25, 2016, loss of life of Hicks, who was shot whereas leaving the Marquee Beer Market on Macleod Path within the early morning hours that day.

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Hicks had been on the bar celebrating a win with teammates over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers when Lugela opened hearth at a bunch leaving the membership.

Whereas Lugela had been in an earlier dispute with some members of the crew, Hicks was not concerned in any altercation previous to the capturing.

In rising Lugela’s parole ineligibility from the necessary minimal of 10 years in his June 2019 sentencing determination, Yamauchi agreed with trial prosecutor Gord Haight that the convicted killer’s psychiatric prognosis was poor.

Yamauchi additionally famous Hicks was a stranger to Lugela and was making an attempt to flee the carnage when he was slain.

Mylan Hicks is proven in a Calgary Stampeders handout picture. Photograph by The Canadian Press/Handout

Mr. Hicks was defenceless and he was making an attempt to flee the scenario when Mr. Lugela gunned him down,” the trial decide mentioned.

In searching for a discount in his shopper’s parole ineligibility, defence counsel Derek Jugnauth famous Lugela was a youthful 19 years previous on the time of the crime.

Jugnauth mentioned if Lugela had been 13 months youthful, and due to this fact a younger offender, the utmost grownup sentence he would have obtained would have been seven years of parole ineligibility on a life time period.

In 2020, the enchantment court docket rejected Lugela’s conviction enchantment, figuring out there was no foundation to intervene with Yamauchi’s discovering he was the gunman who shot Hicks earlier than fleeing.

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