News: Records Show C-Murder Associate Tampered W/ Evidence In Murder Case
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 11:00AM
A man from rapper C-Muder's camp, Dwange "Wango" Cobbins, reportedly pleaded guilty last year to causing obstruction to the Southern emcee's murder trial.
Cobbins reportedly used aggressive force on individuals to delay the rapper's case.
The New Orleans man authorities have linked to one of the city's most notorious drug trafficking rings of the 1990s quietly pleaded guilty last year records show. He is accused of tampering "with evidence by threatening to use force to influence one or more persons" and causing "the hindrance, delay or prevention of the communication to a peace officer of information" in the prosecution of C-Murder, court records show. (NOLA News)
The state judge handling Murder's case recently refused to remove himself from the trial despite accusations of bias.
Corey "C-Murder" Miller's attorney Ron Rakosky filed papers in court Tuesday seeking Judge Liljeberg's recusal, saying that for "unknown reasons," the judge has shown he is "biased and prejudiced" and as such could not conduct a fair and impartial trial. Not so, Liljeberg said in his written order Wednesday. He has refused to recuse himself. (Associated Press)
He is currently awaiting retrial on a fatal shooting murder charge from January 2002.
Miller, 37, was convicted in 2003, but former Judge Martha Sassone granted him a new trial after she found that prosecutors improperly withheld criminal background information on three witnesses from the defense. The state Supreme Court sided with Sassone in 2006, and she then set a $500,000 bond for Miller and ordered him into house arrest. (The Times-Picayune)
The rapper played a key role in No Limit Records' success in the late 90's.
C-Murder is the younger brother of Master P, the founder and president of No Limit Records. That explains his membership in the No Limit family, the label where nepotism rules, but he's actually one of the stronger rappers on the label. He may stick to the predictable gangsta musical blueprint, but as a rapper, he had an original style and interesting wordplay that separated him from the No Limit pack. (All Music)
C-Murder will reportedly head back to court in April.