05/12/2016 12:03 EDT

Curtis Vey, Linden Vey's Father, To Face Murder Conspiracy Charges In Court

Curtis Vey and Angela Nicholson will appear in court on May 24.

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SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Linden Vey #7 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on during the game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 31, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)

An alleged murder plot involving the father of Vancouver Canucks player Linden Vey is set to go to trial this month.

Curtis Vey will appear in court on May 24 with alleged co-conspirator Angela Nicholson to face murder conspiracy charges, according to The Province.

The two were charged in 2013 with conspiring to murder their spouses, Brigitte Vey and Jim Taylor. The charges rocked the small community of Melfort, Sask. nearly three years ago

With the trial starting later this month, Nicholson's lawyer said 22 witnesses will be called, according to CBC News.

Police said in 2013 that Brigitte tipped them to an alleged murder plot, in which Vey's wife was going to die in a house fire and Taylor would die of an overdose.

'Life is never easy'

"[Police] had to tell me about three times," Taylor said at the time, surprised by the allegation his wife was planning to murder him.

"We're a good Christian community so it's really shocking to hear all this stuff."

For the Canucks player, the case has been tough.

"It changes your life," he told the Province. "Your life is a certain way for so many years and all of a sudden, you wake up one day and it's totally different.

"Everybody has something to go through. Life is never easy."

The general manager of the team, Jim Benning, told Global News in a statement that Linden has shown "great courage."

"Our hope is that he and his family’s privacy is respected and moving forward we will continue to be in his corner for anything he needs," he said.

With files from The Canadian Press

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