Corey Miller, the rapper known as C-Murder, failed this week in a bid to have his conviction for a killing in Harvey thrown out or retried, after a judge ruled that the recantations of two witnesses in the case were not credible. Judge Steven Enright of 24th Judicial District Court ruled Wednesday that Miller, who was convicted in of fatally shooting Steven Thomas in a Harvey nightclub in , did not meet the burden of proof for post-conviction relief. Miller's attorney had argued that his conviction should be thrown out, or at least that he should be granted a hearing to argue the matter in court. Citing precedents, Enright wrote that recantations of previous testimony "are highly suspicious" and rarely rise to the level necessary to grant a new trial. Except in rare circumstances, he wrote, "a new trial should not be granted on the basis of a recantation because it is tantamount to perjury so as to discredit the witness at a later trial. Miller's attorney, Paul Barker, could not be reached for comment about whether he will appeal the ruling. His high-profile case was thrown back into the spotlight in June when the true-crime television series "Reasonable Doubt" focused on it, interviewing two witnesses who have now changed their stories. The two also filed sworn affidavits to that effect on behalf of Corey Miller, who is serving life in prison. Kenneth Jordan said he was lying when he told police he saw Miller stand over the year-old Thomas during a brawl at the Platinum Club on Jan.
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A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder real name: Corey Miller. The younger brother of rap star Master P, Miller is charged with second-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted in the death of year-old Steve Thomas. As Miller's trial began Wednesday in Gretna, La. Freese said Thomas had dreams of a rap career and had posters of the defendant on the walls of his bedroom.
Corey Miller born March 9, , better known by his stage name C-Murder , is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, author, and convicted murderer. He initially gained fame in the mids as a part of his brother Master P 's label No Limit Records , primarily as a member of the label's supergroup, TRU. Miller went on to release several solo albums of his own through the label including 's platinum Life or Death. In , Miller was arrested in connection with the murder of year-old Steve Thomas, and was sentenced to life in prison on August 14,