Corey ‘C-Murder‘ Miller was removed from his grandmother’s home in Kenner, Louisiana and taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center Monday morning (Mar. 9) after an ankle monitoring system determined he had left the home for 10 minutes.
Miller, 38, was granted $500,00 bail and ordered confined to house arrest in 2006 while he awaits a retrial for the 2002 murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas during brawl at a nightclub.
Miller, the younger brother of rap mogul Percy ‘Master P’ Miller, is expected to remain in lockup until Wednesday, when Judge Hans Liljeberg will determine if he should be released back to house arrest or stay behind bars until his April 20th trial.
Miller has been accused of leaving the confines of his grandmother’s home at least five times before from anywhere between 2 and 18 minutes. The latest incident occurring 2 weeks ago. But his attorney Ron Rakosky contends that the monitoring devise simply malfunctions and his client was home asleep when the latest 3 a.m. violation alert was triggered.
In February prosecutors tried and failed to have the judge revoke the house arrest order and place Miller back in jail. But because of a lack of witnesses the judge ruled he could not conclusively find that Miller had actually left the premises and that the devise did not malfunction in some way.
A jury convicted Miller of second-degree murder in the death of Thomas in September 2003 and he was set to serve a life sentence, but the presiding judge, Martha Sassone, overturned the conviction months later after ruling in favor of a defense complaint that prosecutors improperly withheld criminal background information on three witnesses.
In 2006 the ruling was upheld by the state Supreme Court. Over prosecutors objections judge Sassone granted Miller bail and ordered him into house arrest.