Rapper Corey 'C-Murder' Miller Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder
Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller has been convicted for the second time of killing a 16-year-old fan, Steve Thomas, in a 2002 nightclub shooting in Louisiana. The first conviction in 2003 was overturned after it was revealed that prosecutors had withheld the criminal backgrounds of key witnesses.
The jury reached a 10-2 verdict on Tuesday afternoon, the second day of deliberations. Jury members had informed the judge that they had difficulty reaching a verdict, and some of the members cried in the court room. Ten votes are required for a second-degree murder conviction.
The courtroom was completely silent when the verdict was given for the second time. More than a dozen law enforcement officers filled the center aisle, and the judge had warned that anyone who so much as gasped would be arrested.
The 38-year-old rapper Miller faces a life sentence for the crime. He also awaits one more trial later this month for attempted murder in an unrelated case.