C Murder appeals for a new trial
Posted on February 26, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
After being denied a new trial from a lower court in Louisiana back in March 2005, C-Murder, real name Corey Miller wants his case to be heard by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Miller was convicted for the 2003 murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.
Back in April Lawyers for Miller took this case before State District Judge Martha Sassone who ordered a new trial stating that prosecutors withheld information about criminal records of some key witnesses. But two of the three judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel disagreed, stating the key witnesses testimony wouldn’t be relevant because “there was an abundance of other evidence which fully presented Miller’s guilt.”
Should the Supreme Court uphold the Fifth Circuit verdict, Miller faces a mandatory life sentence in prison. His legal team has the option to appeal the conviction.