C-Murder Convicted Of Murder, Mandatory Life Sentence

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.

Assistant District

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.

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