At the top of July 2018, a second witness in Corey “C-Murder” Miller’s case recanted a testimony under the premise of coercion by law enforcement. The Louisiana native has been serving a life sentence since 2009 for the second-degree murder of a teen named Steve Thomas outside a nightclub. Prior to the aforementioned recanted testimony by Darnell Jordan, a witness named Kenneth Jordan also confessed that his key statement was also false, leading to a breakthrough in proving Miller’s innocence.
To continue to echo his uncle’s guiltlessness, actor/rapper Romeo Miller took to The Real to stress the realities that his elder faces. “We’re living in a world where you could be an innocent man still fighting for your freedom,” he said. “Many people came forward and said that he didn’t do it, but that doesn’t matter because guess what? People want to make an example out of you. So any kid out there who’s chasing their dreams, who’s chasing success, and I hope that everybody wants to be successful in this world, but you have to know that it comes with a certain responsibility and you got to know you’re going to be judged which means you’re going to get things 10 times harder.”
Once the news broke of Kenneth Jordan’s renounced recollection, Romeo expressed his elation on Twitter in late June 2018. “GOD’s strongest soldiers are given the toughest battles, just look at Joseph story in the Bible!” he tweeted. “My Uncle Corey was just being prepared for his real blessings! The devil tried to break this family apart, but we only got stronger.”
In a report by VIBE, C-Murder’s attorney Paul Barker states Louisiana’s judicial system could’ve avoided sentencing his client by disclosing the findings. “Because the testimony of the two eyewitnesses was the only evidence that the State had implicating Mr. Miller as the shooter, impeachment of those two eyewitnesses would have had the effect of impeaching the State’s entire case against Mr. Miller,” Barker’s memorandum reads.
C-Murder’s legal team is seeking a new trial, Louisiana Weekly reports.