C-Murder Denied Retrial In 2009 Murder Conviction
Judge Steven Enright ruled on Wednesday (Jan. 23) that C-Murder – who real name is Corey Miller – did not meet the burden of proof for a new trial. Miller's attorneys previously petitioned for his 2009 conviction be thrown out after submitting affidavits from eyewitnesses Kenneth and Darnell Jordan, who recently admitted to false testimony claiming that they saw Miller commit the crime.
Despite the new reports, Judge Enright found Jordan's claim that investigators offered him leniency in exchange for false testimony not credible. As a result, Miller's claim of "ineffective assistance of counsel" was ruled against.
As previously reported, C-Murder was convicted for beating and shooting 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana in 2002. He was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009, and sentenced to life in prison.
Both Miller and his brother, Master P have maintained his innocence and have pledged to fight for his immediate release.