A jury convicted
rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller of second degree murder today (September
Miller is accused
of shooting 16-year-old Steven Thomas in the chest after an argument inside
of the Platinum Club in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in January 2002.
Nine defense witnesses
testified that Miller had nothing to do with the shooting or the beating, but
gave conflicting testimony.
The closing arguments
were halted earlier today, after it was ruled that jurors should be told that
they could convict Miller on lesser charges of manslaughter.
Attorney Roger Jordan urged jurors to convict on the more serious charge, alleging
that Miller was Thomas’ murderer.
The guilty verdict
carries an automatic life sentence. Miller’s family says they will seek an appeal.