(AllHipHop News) Rap star C-Murder is one step closer to being a free man.
A key witness whose testimony helped convict the rapper of the murder of a 16-year-old in 2002, has recanted his testimony.
C-Murder was convicted of gunning down Stephen Thomas inside of Club Platinum, a now-defunct nightclub in Jefferson Parish.
Kenneth Jordan was a key witness for prosecutors, but he recently signed an affidavit saying he was threatened by detectives with a 10-year prison sentence unless he testified against C-Murder.
“I know that the individual who I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller,” Kenneth Jordan stated in the affidavit.
Jordan's testimony led to C-Murder being convicted of second-degree murder in 2003.
He was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence but won an appeal in 2004, after discovering prosecutors had expunged the criminal records of some of their witnesses and withheld evidence from Miller’s defense team.
In February 2006 the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned C-Murder's original conviction and he was released from prison.
In 2009, Miller was convicted of the crime in another questionable trial, because a jury member said she was pressured by other jurors to vote guilty, even though she believed the rapper was innocent.
According to sources, Kenneth Jordan will publicly recant his testimony during an episode of "Reasonable Doubt," a true-crime series by Investigation Discovery.
It is a bold move for Jordan to come forward and make these admissions.
In the State of Louisiana, it is a felony to lie under oath on the stand, punishable with up to 40 years in prison.
But Kenneth Jordan could bolster C-Murder's case, along with a confession from another man who claims he was the alleged shooter.
In 2009, a man named Juan Flowers told authorities that he was with Miller the night of the killing, and was the one that fired the fatal shot.
C-Murder's publicist Tammy "Ty" Page, spoke with Flowers' lawyer who said he gave the recording of his client admitting to the murder in question to prosecutors during the second trial.
Flowers originally claimed he admitted to the murder because he felt bad that someone was doing time for a crime they did not commit.
"Louisiana was not interested in the recording or the signed affidavit from Flowers admitting that he, and he alone committed the crime," Tammy "Ty" Page told AllHipHop.com, who said Flowers has recanted his own statements saying that he killed the young man.
2Meka Diaz and CUTTBOY G DINERO TRU/WNMG also spoke to Olumide Odebunmi at ID Network about the case.
The "Reasonable Doubt" episode focusing on C-Murder's case will air on Wednesday, June 27.