The attorney representing C-Murder, Corey Miller, in his upcoming murder retrial is quitting the case amid charges that the once-convicted rapper owes thousands of dollars in legal bills.
In a recent court filing attorney Ron Rakosky asked that he be removed as Miller’s counsel, in light of hundreds of hours of work over the past three years that he has not been compensated for.
Rakosky was responsible for getting Miller freed after he was convicted in the 2002 killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at a nightclub. Appearing before the Louisiana Supreme Court in 2006 Rakosky presented evidence that prosecutors had expunged the records of several witnesses to boost their credibility. The court overturned Miller’s conviction and a new trial was ordered.
Miller’s retrial on murder charges is scheduled to begin on August 3.