Rapper, and brother of music mogul Master P, C-Murder, is looking to get his murder conviction thrown out after a witness in the case that sent him to prison for has admitted to lying on the stand.
C-Murder, real name, Corey Miller, is serving life in Angola for the 2002 fatal shooting a 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana.
A jury convicted Miller of second-degree murder in 2003 for Thomas’ death, but that conviction was thrown out after a state district judge ruled prosecutors withheld information about the criminal background of a witness. In 2009 a second murder trial was held and Miller was again found guilty.
Now Kenneth Jordan, a witness who testified against Miller in the second trial, says he lied on the stand.
In his trial testimony Jordon stated that he saw Miller shoot and kill Thomas in the Jefferson Parish night club.
But in court documents filed Tuesday (June 26), Jordan says he did, in fact, see who shot Thomas, but it wasn’t Miller.
Jordan goes on to state that at the time he was under arrest for the murder of his daughter and was offered leniency by Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies if he gave a statement implicating Miller.
Miller’s attorney, Paul Barker, is hopeful that this new revelation will open the door for a new trial.
The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office has not provided any comment.
Miller was part of No Limit Records, along with his brothers Master P (Percy) and Silkk the Shocker (Vyshonne), a pivotal record label that introduced the music world to the Louisiana rap scene, ushering the way for acts like Boosie, Lil Wayne, and Kevin Gates.