News: C-Murder Taken Into Custody, Violation Sends Rapper Back To Jail
Monday, Mar 9, 2009 5:16PM
Corey "C-Murder" Miller has reportedly been jailed after violating the terms of his house arrest rules Monday (March 9) afternoon.
Miller was taken into custody because he was allegedly out of range while wearing a tracking device.
Deputy Chief Chuck Whitmer of the Gretna Police Department says the monitor early Monday indicated Miller was out of range, a violation of house arrest rules, for about 10 minutes. Miller's attorney Ron Rakosky says his client received a call about 3 a.m. after the equipment indicated he was out of range. Miller says his client was home sleeping. (The Advertiser)
The rapper was later placed into lock-up after police located him.
Miller was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and will appear Wednesday before Judge Hans Liljeberg of the 24th Judicial District Court. (Associated Press)
Last week, a judge ruled in Miller's favor against claims of the rapper violating his house arrest order.
After hearing testimony and questioning witnesses, Judge Hans Liljeberg of the 24th Judicial District Court found that the prosecutor's argument fell short and noted that the times Miller allegedly strayed happened during "odd, " early-morning hours. "I've never heard of this in any other case, and I don't know what to make of it, " Liljeberg said. "I'm not 100 percent convinced" that the home incarceration monitoring equipment worked properly. (NOLA News)
Murder is currently awaiting retrial on a fatal shooting charge from January 2002.
Miller 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. (SOHH)