News: C-Murder Wins Small Victory, Avoids Jail Time
Monday, Mar 2, 2009 9:01AM
A judge recently ruled in Corey "C-Murder" Miller's favor against claims of the rapper violating his house arrest order.
The decision was recently made by a Louisiana judge.
A judge in Grenta has decided that rapper C-Murder did not violate the rules of his house arrest and rejected a request from prosecutors to jail him. (WXVT News)
Issues revolving around Murder's tracking device were taken into consideration.
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)
Prosecutors said C-Murder had violated his terms of house arrest numerous times.
As a condition of his $500,000 bond, the 37-year-old Miller awaits trial while confined to his grandmother's home in Kenner. Prosecutors argued that on five occasions since October, Miller strayed too far from the electronic monitor installed in the home. (KSLA News)
He is currently awaiting retrial on a fatal shooting murder 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. (The Times-Picayune)