Rapper C Murders also referred to as C-Murder, was found guilty in 2009 of second-degree murder and given a life sentence without the possibility of release. In 2002, he was charged with the murder of Steve Thomas, a 16-year-old fan, at a nightclub.
Two significant eyewitnesses, however, have now changed their accounts after his conviction, saying they were coerced into lying by the authorities. The rapper has repeatedly requested a new trial and has insisted on his innocence. But is there any chance that he’ll be freed? So far, this is what we know.
The Alleged Criminal Case Against C Murders
Rapper Master P’s brother, C Murder (actual name: Corey Miller) was formerly a member of the hip-hop group TRU. His solo albums Life or Death, Bossalinie, and Trapped in Crime—which sold millions of copies and peaked at the top of the Billboard charts—brought him prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His partnerships with artists like Snoop Dogg, Mystikal, and Magic were also well-known.
But in 2002, after he was charged with the shooting death of young fan Steve Thomas in Harvey, Louisiana’s Platinum Club, his career took a tragic turn. The prosecution claims that after a struggle, C. Murders grabbed a revolver from Thomas and shot him in the chest. Two unrelated witnesses, Kenneth Jordan and Darnell Jordan, testified that C Murders was the gunman, and their testimony was used by the prosecution.
In 2003, C Murders was found guilty of second-degree murder; however, because of improper actions by the prosecution, the verdict was reversed in 2006. 2009 saw a retrial, and a 10-2 jury returned a guilty verdict. He received a life sentence without the possibility of release at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
New Evidence In C Murders Case
C. Murders has never given up trying to prove his innocence since his conviction. In multiple motions for a new trial, he has presented fresh evidence that would clear him of any wrongdoing. The biggest change occurred in 2018 when Darnell and Kenneth Jordan both retracted their statements and said the police had forced them to lie.
Kenneth Jordan claimed that if he did not identify C Murders as the gunman, he would face a 10-year term on unrelated charges. Additionally, he claimed that he was not present at the club when the shooting occurred and that he did not witness C Murders kill Thomas. Darnell Jordan said that the police had coerced him into revising his first account of not seeing the shooter’s face. He added that if he testified against C Murders, the government had promised him relocation and money.
C Murders’ defense team not only produced the recantations but also fresh witnesses who corroborated his alibi and challenged the prosecution’s account of events. Additionally, they contended that there was no tangible proof, like DNA, fingerprints, or gunshot residue, connecting the C Murders to the crime scene.
C Murders Receiving Support From Everyone
Family, friends, admirers, and celebrities have all shown a great deal of support for C Murders, believing him to be innocent and deserving of a fair trial. Master P, his brother, has initiated multiple efforts to collect money and awareness for his legal defense and has been outspoken about his brother’s predicament. Romeo Miller, his nephew, has also raised awareness of his uncle’s predicament and encouraged others to join a petition calling for his release.
Known for her support of criminal justice reform, Kim Kardashian West is among the most well-known proponents of C Murders. She announced on Twitter in August 2020 that she would be collaborating with Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney of the REFORM Alliance, a group that seeks to lower the number of individuals under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, as well as singer Monica, who was dating C Murders at the time of his imprisonment. In light of the fresh evidence suggesting C. Murders may be innocent, she declared she would assist in obtaining a new trial for him.
Celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Boosie Badazz, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I., Ludacris, and Lil Wayne have all shown their support for the C Murders.
Release Date Of C Murders
There is still no announced release date for C Murders as of August 2021. Miller’s defense team submitted a move for a new trial in February 2021 in light of the fresh evidence that would clear him. His release date is still pending because the judge has not yet made a decision on the motion.
Some sources state that a release date in 2023 is anticipated for C Murders. Since his release date has not yet been officially announced, this information could not be correct. If C Murders is given a second chance at trial, the prosecution may also choose to appeal the decision or the motion.
Thus, at this point, C Murders and his allies have little choice but to wait and hope for the best. According to C Murders, he is hopeful that he will be able to leave prison and continue his music career. Additionally, he has stated that he wants to utilize his position to support those who have been unfairly convicted and imprisoned.
The case of the C Murders is only one of many that show how the criminal justice system can go wrong and cause harm to innocent individuals. It also demonstrates how crucial it is to have the ability to appeal and offer new evidence, as well as to have access to a fair and impartial trial. Although it’s unclear when C Murders will be released, his struggle for freedom is far from ending.
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