Prosecutors will argue
that rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller fatally shot a 16-year-old as he
and a group of unidentified men beat the teenager in a Jefferson Parish, New Orleans
While a motive
for the beating or murder has yet to be established, assistant District Attorney
Douglas Freese said that prosecutors believe Miller decided to "take it
to the next level," by pulling a gun and shooting.
While both sides
are still engaged in jury selection for the trial, prosecutors have not revealed
what evidence they have linking Miller, who is charged with second-degree murder,
because of a court imposed gag order.
16-year-old Steve Thomas snuck into the club using a fake I.D. the night he
was fatally shot in the chest.
Percy Miller Sr. said the trial has put a lot of stress on the Miller family,
but remains confident of his sons innocence.
Miller Sr. said
that his son was just a rapper and that C-Murder was simply a character he was