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C-Murder’s Lawyers In Court Fighting For New Appeal


(AllHipHop News) Lawyers for Corey “C-Murder” Miller were in court yesterday (October 5th), where they appeared before appeals court judges to argue that the incarcerated rapper deserves a new trial.

Corey Miller is serving a life sentence, after being convicted twice, for the January 2002 death of a 16-year-old named Steven Thomas.

Thomas had snuck into a now defunct nightclub named “Platinum Club” in Harvey, Louisiana, when he become involved in a dispute and was severely beaten and then shot, inside of the club.

After a controversial trial, Miller was convicted of second-degree murder related to Thomas’s death.

In 2003, the conviction was overturned, after it was learned that prosecutors for the state had expunged the criminal records of some of their witnesses, in order to boost their credibility on the stand.

C-Murder was briefly released from prison on over $500,000 bail, while prosecutors appealed the case.

In August of 2009, C-Murder was tried for a second time. He was eventually convicted, although that trial ended in controversy as well.

Immediately after deliberations, one of the jurors claimed that she voted to convict Miller of 2nd degree murder, under pressure from other jurors.

The woman said she only voted to convict Miller to end the deliberations, but believed the rap star was innocent of the crime against him.

A team of Harvard and New Orleans attorneys have signed on to represent Miller voluntarily, since he has exhausted his funds fighting the two trials, and two appeals.

Miller’s new attorneys claim that he was convicted unjustly, that there was no DNA, no fingerprints, no ballistics or even testing for gunshot residue.

“Not one piece of physical evidence directly linking Corey Miller to the shooting,” lawyers explained to a judge in their appeal. “The irreconcilable tales of two flip-flopping, deal-driven and reluctant (to testify) witnesses is the only evidence propping up the state’s case.”

In February of 2010, C-Murder checked in with AllHipHop.com to update fans on his situation at Angola State Prison, where he is serving his life sentence.

The rapper, who is the younger brother of hip-hop mogul Percy “Master P.” Miller, has released eight albums during the course of his rap career, and has recorded with artists like Snoop Dogg, Fat Joe, UGK, Jermaine Dupri, Bone and others.

“Of course I hate it, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do,” C-Murder told AllHipHop.com. ““Life is short and the time you waste in jail can never be replaced. “I’m asking you guys to take heed to my situation and better yourselves to live a positive and productive life.”

  • therealest1

    Assed out shit. Give it up, he killed the kid like a coward. He ain’t beating this shit.

    • King Cold

      For once I agree wit you mane. Evidence is there. He shot em. Now he gotta live up to it.

      • KtruHeaterz

        ..what evidence??

      • King Cold

        Eyewitnesses

      • westbank504

        AINT NO NI66A WALKIN DIS EARTH WORD IS A PRAYER BOOK A NI66A KAN SAY HE DID IT BUT FUK WHO SAW IT, WHERES DA FUK’N EVIDENCE?  AND WHAT DA “EYEWITNESSES” SAW THEY PROBABLY DIDNT SEE!! IF U FRM DA N.O. THEN PRETTY MUCH U KNW WHO DID IT BUT IT WASNT C-MURDER!!!! THERE R OTHER RAPPERS NAME WHOM DIDNT COME UP!!! DA DEAD KANT TALK SO
        “CASE CLOSED” YA DIGG!!!

      • westbank504

        THEY DONT HAVE NO FUK’N EVIDENCE @ ALL WTF R U TALKIN ABT? YALL MUTHAPHUKAZ TRIPPIN ME OUT ON HERE!!!

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  • musicloverfromBR

    Everybody in Louisiana knows who really killed the kid.  The streets talk. And the person who killed the kid, was also killed in 2003.  Unfortunately, the “NO SNITCHING” street code has everything to do with C being in jail.  Not to mention, at the time the crime was committed… his brother was the biggest name in hip hop and what bigger star to convict if you can’t get the TOP GUY… Get his brother.  Because if Master P was in that club that night, DO NOT FOOL YOURSELVES… WE’D BE TALKING ABOUT P. Trust me.  Louisiana is jacked up.  I hope the REAL TRUTH comes out.  I love my state, but some things need to change.

    • KtruHeaterz

      ….Yep & we all know the LA legend who died in 2003. The nimp is dead so dunno how this would be snitching now.

      C-Murder:
      During a life sentence imposed by court starting October 2003,

      Soulja Slim

      Died November 26, 2003 (aged 26)

  • this is the same guy that was on video bussing at people… hes innocent huh…

    nigga just go ahead ad cook ur raman noodles with the hot water that comes outta ur sink and call it a day…

    • KtruHeaterz

      …Huh? Some u cats crack me up. Did u even actually watch the video or did u just go off what another said about it? Any nimp with a ”brain” can see all he did was POINT THE GUN AT THEM to scare them & they scattered. He never even shot it smh. Lmao no gun fire or nada from the gun. I personally don’t think he did it. I mean it a crowded club & only ppl u got to testify were 2 ppl with felony records lmao? Yeah ok..

      • westbank504

        THANK U!!!

  • Breakdabars

    The woman said she only voted to convict Miller to end the deliberations, but believed the rap star was innocent of the crime against him.
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    I swear this is the reason some people shouldn’t be on juriors

    • westbank504

      I AGREE!!!! HW U PUT A INNOCENT MAN AWAY B/C U DIDNT WANA GO AGAINST DA GRAIN WTF!!! IF IT WAS ME DAT MUTHAPHUK’N TRIAL WILL BE STILL GOIN ON RIGHT TIL DIS DAY MY VERDICT WOULD BE DA SAME EVERYTIME “NOT GUILTY”

  • James Peach

    Im fron new orleans and c didn’t do it like o dude said its a no snitch rule out here and i won’t say who did it but he died and he rapped as well

    • westbank504

      IM FRM N.O. AS WELL DA PPL ON HERE DATS NOT FRM HOME DONT KNW HW DAT SH!T GO OUTCHEA!!! IT GETS REAL!!!

      • Michael Howard

        You’re the type of dumbass that makes your state and city look bad. Use proper grammar and don’t act like your better than everybody else just because your from a certain place. It doesnt matter where your from and it’s not about how bad you are in life. It’s more about who you can help and what you can do for yourself ya dig? 

  • Royal_Chiefa

    Some of yall need to wise up. LA is known for tryna bury cats ASAP..especially if you a rapper. The streets been known C didn’t kill ol boy and the cat that did got murked shortly after. C just the fall guy straight up.

    Funny thing is Mac is locked up too on the same type of deal and everybody who was at the club where his incident went down said he didn’t bust..

  • kidjuce

    The video did c-murder no justice but at the same time he only defended himself.if they dont have proof of him doing it why is he in jail??

  • Man, why are we constantly letting the system lock our people up…? Black people need to start standing up for these brothers who are falsely accused of being savages beyond repair. Circumstances outside of our control have caused our hoods and homes to be slowly destroyed by a society based on laws written by racists, specifically designed to keep us on the defensive. It’s time we stop this madness and start speaking what’s real…

    • Are you kidding me? You think C-murder was falsely accused?  Did you see the video before this shooting where he shot into a small closed room because they wouldn’t let him in the club with his gun?  You think someone who TRIED to kill someone over something as unimportant as that couldn’t have shot a kid that served him up in a battle? This isn’t a race thing, he’s just a shitty person.  If you want to make it a race thing, choose a reasonable case to represent otherwise you kill the integrity of legitimately racist cases.  

      • westbank504

        wtf? u been living under a rock? u kant be frm nw orleans or frm louisiana period u must dnt knw hw we coming outchea!!! its so obvious who killed dat kid but jus knw mi ni66a c murder is innocent!!! and da real suspect is dead!!! so “CASE CLOSED” S/O 2 ALGIERS!!!

      • trainlo

        so who is the real suspect?

      • KtruHeaterz

        …do u nimps read?? Look up at my post jesus.  The dates say it all smh.

      • Michael Howard

        your a dumbass rlshish, that video wasnt even linked to the murder.. 

    • westbank504

      i agree with u on dis one

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    “CREDIT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAMS”..
    GET OFF THE BS ILLSEED!

  • R_REAL_TALK

    LOOK THIS NN?IGGA DONE CAUSE WHEN HE DID GET OUT HE WENT BACK IN FOR VIOLATION CAUSE HE LEFT THE HOUSE WITH THE ANKLE BRACELET JUST TO SHOW HOW IGNORANT THIS NN?IGGA IS ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD CANT HELP THIS N?IGGA SORRY TO SAY BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS MIGHT AS WELL TRY TO GET TRANSFERED TO WHERE LIL BOOSIE AND GUCCI MANE AT TO MAKE A JAIL HOUSE ROCK TAPE AT THIS POINT?????

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    • westbank504

      NI66A HE IS WHERE LIL BOOSIE AT LMAO @ U NI66A!! I KANTELL U AINT NO STREET NI66A!! LMAO!!

  • caezar

    done

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  • westbank504

    im 4rm louisiana as well & da system here is fuk’d up my husband is 4rn new orleans OPP ass i crooked as fuk real talk!!!

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  • Hard to call it.
    At least now, Corey sees the error of his ways & is trying to steer the youth away from the senseless negativity.

    ***************
    “Of course I hate it, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do,” C-Murder told AllHipHop.com. ““Life is short and the time you waste in jail can never be replaced. “I’m asking you guys to take heed to my situation and better yourselves to live a positive and productive life.”
    *********

    This is some real $hyt! ^^^^^^^

  • damn free c. miller Yahshua love you . stay bless keep grow. its is Twon Nino in atl holla at me hoime

  • Al

    Well once again, i have to agree with all my 504fam. C didn’t do it. The streets took care of the real killa. U youtube cats need to stop watching all those soap opera’s filcks.
    Anyways S/O to the whole NOLA. S/O to Them HARD HEADS.

  • trainlo

    Corey Miller do your time and dont wine man u did it . And people saying someone else did it why that not saying the person name then ?

  • trainlo

    Man up GOLA is for you your name says it all C-MURDER 

  • Jackass

    “A team of Harvard and New Orleans attorneys have signed on to represent Miller voluntarily, since he has exhausted his funds fighting the two trials, and two appeals.”

    Doesn’t pay his brother Master P??