|Corey ‘C-Murder’ Miller was convicted on Tuesday (Aug. 11) for the 2nd time in the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.|
Yesterday (Aug. 11) a Louisiana jury found former rapper Corey ‘C-Murder’ Miller guilty in the shooting death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.
The guilty verdict comes a week after the trial began in which witnesses for the prosecution stated they witnessed Miller pull the trigger of the gun that ended Thomas’ life of outside of club Platinum in 2002.
This is Miller’s second conviction in this case. A judge overturned the first verdict in 2006 after it was ruled that prosecutors withheld witness information from the defense.
Miller’s sister exploded into a tirade after the verdict claiming her brother did not receive a fair trial (click here for video).
Miller faces life in prison when he is sentenced later this month.
GRETNA, La. – For the second time in one day, a jury has found rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller guilty of second-degree murder.
The jury voted 10-2 for the verdict.
Earlier, a judge has said that there was no verdict and the defense had asked declare a mistrial.
Judge Hans Liljeberg denied the motion, after he ruled the first guilty verdict in the trial was not valid because one juror may have changed their vote under duress.
This came moments after a jury found Miller guilty of second-degree murder for the first time.
Judge Hans Liljeberg has ordered the jury back into deliberations.
Miller was accused of killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas at a Harvey nightclub in 2002.
The jury sent a note to the judge saying that one juror was sleeping at times, and at other times quoting the Bible.
The judge called the jury back into the courtroom Tuesday and read them the jury instructions.
As Liljeberg was reading, the foreman, the juror accused of quoting the Bible and another juror were seen crying.
Liljeberg then ordered the jury to continue their deliberations.
A Jefferson Parish jury found Miller guilty of second-degree murder in September 2003. A judge awarded Miller a new trial in April 2004 because prosecutors failed to tell the defense about the criminal histories of some of their witnesses.
In May, in a different trial, Miller pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted second-degree murder and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison in a formal sentencing on Aug. 25.