C-Murder’s Supreme Court Appeal Gets Delayed


/ February 20, 2013

Rapper C-Murder—who was convicted back in 2002 for the killing of a 16-year-old fan outside a Harvey nightclub—will have to hit the brakes on finding out the results of his current Supreme Court appeal.

According to Nola, The U.S. Supreme Court may have overlooked his case, which would’ve been on a long list of cases that the High Court decides to either schedule for oral arguments or reject without additional consideration.

Here’s more information on his case below:

“Ten of the 12 jurors found him guilty. Only in Louisiana and Oregon are non-unanimous verdicts enough to convict a defendant.

If the Supreme Court rules the non-unanimous verdict unconstitutional, it could affect other cases still under appeal that were decided by votes of 11-1 or 10-2.

Miller’s lawyers argued that a non-unanimous jury is inconsistent with the 6th and 14th amendments’ protections for criminal defendants.

In their filing, his attorneys said that one the jurors who had voted to convict Miller told the judge she did so under duress. After she reported her concerns, the judge ordered the jury to continue deliberating, and 2½ hours later, it returned with the original 10-2 vote for conviction.”

According to Miller’s attorneys, the judge sent the message that the only way for jurors to finish up with the case was to return with a verdict, which put undue pressure on them to obtain the required 10 affirmative votes needed for conviction.

It takes votes by four of the nine Supreme Court justices for the High Court to take an appeal. However, all the best to the homie C. They only do so for less than 2% of the appeals filed every year.

Stay up, bruh.