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.
Did C- Murder kill a man in 2002 or not?
Corey Miller aka C-Murder fights to get released from prison but to no avail. Miller is serving a life sentence for allegedly killing a man in In the latest news, Miller is asking the judge for a re-trial. However, one again the judge has refused. This is a case for the record books. Thomas had used a fake ID to get in the club. Allegedly, Thomas got into some kind of altercation with C-Murder and his crew. Thomas was beaten and kicked before he was shot. According to the bouncer, Darnell Jordan at the Platinum club:. He tried to weasel his way in.
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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.