News: C-Murder Ordered To Remain In Jail, Judge Denies Request

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 12:37PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Corey "C-Murder" Miller has been denied his request to leave jail after being placed into police custody earlier this week for violating the terms of his house arrest rules.

The decision was made Wednesday (March 11) morning to keep Murder behind bars.

A judge this morning ordered Miller to remain in jail until his trial next month. "I don't think it's terribly unjust," Judge Hans Liljeberg of the 24th Judicial District Court said about 10:45 a.m., in ordering Miller back to jail. Miller could still get out of jail before the trial, but only if he paid additional bond money. Liljeberg this morning increased Miller's bond to $1 million. (NOLA News)

The Southern-bred emcee was placed into police custody Monday afternoon.

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. Miller was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. (The Advertiser)

The judge ruled in Miller's favor on the same issues last week.

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. (The Times-Picayune)

He is currently awaiting retrial for 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)

Murder is set to be tried beginning April 20.

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