Corey “C-Murder” Miller may soon be a free man after two witnesses recanted their testimony that put the No Limit Records rapper behind bars for life without the possibility of parole.
Miller, 47, is pictured above with his nephew, Romeo Miller, son of his brother, No Limit Records founder Percy Miller.
In 2009, a Louisiana jury found Miller guilty of murder in the 2002 shooting death of a 16-year-old superfan at a now-defunct nightclub in Harvey, Louisiana.
Miller was also convicted in 2003 in the same case but the conviction was overturned by an appeals court. A judge rejected Miller’s request for a new trial following his 2nd conviction.
The Jefferson Parish prosecutor’s office based their case on the testimony of two witnesses who say they saw Miller shoot Steve Thomas in the chest that night.
But both witnesses have since recanted their testimony, saying Miller was not the gunman they saw that night.
Miller’s attorneys are seeking a new trial based on the new evidence.
Kenneth Jordan and Darnell Jordan, who are not related, are being represented by Miller’s defense attorneys.
Kenneth Jordan told an interviewer he lied when he testified that Miller shot Thomas as he lay on the ground while being beaten by another man.
In 2002, Kenneth swore that he saw Miller stand over the teenager and fire a single shot into his chest.
Kenneth added that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office threatened to charge him with his infant son’s death if he didn’t cooperate and testify against Miller.
Kenneth’s wife was later charged and convicted in the infant’s death.
Jefferson Paris District Attorney Paula Connick’s office is blocking Miller’s defense’s efforts for a new trial.
The DA’s office argues that court records and other evidence in the case contradict the recantations of the two witnesses.
Miller could walk free if he is found not guilty in a new trial.
Miller also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in connection with a shooting at a nightclub in Baton Rouge, LA in 2001.