Rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller will stand trial on a second-degree murder charge for the second time in February a judge ruled yesterday (October 16) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Judge Martha Sassone set a trial date of February 11 for Miller’s trial, which stems from a Jan. 2002 incident in which Miller is accused of shooting 16-year-old named Steve Thomas to death, at a defunct Harvey nightclub.
Miller was originally convicted and sentenced to life in prison for allegedly shooting Thomas in September of 2003.
The rapper appealed the verdict and his conviction was overturned in March of 2004, after it was discovered that prosecutors had bolstered at least five prosecution witnesses credibility, by expunging their criminal records.
In 2004, Judge Martha Sassone ordered a new trial date for the rapper, which was finally settled agreed upon on Tuesday.
If convicted, Miller faces a mandatory life sentence.