News: Attorneys Look To Jail C-Murder, Internet Interview To Blame
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 9:29AM
Citing a gag order violation, Louisiana attorneys have filed a motion aiming to place Corey "C-Murder" Miller behind bars until his court trial this summer.
Prosecutors filed their request yesterday (April 20) afternoon.
Miller should be jailed until his August murder trial because he violated a gag order by proclaiming his innocence on a Web site, and because of his association with a convicted felon, Jefferson Parish prosecutors said Monday. Assistant District Attorneys David Wolff and Shannon Swaim made the claims in a motion filed a week after Miller spoke at a news conference at his grandmother's Kenner home, where he is confined until his retrial on a charge of second-degree murder. (Nola News)
Miller has teamed with Reverend Toris Young to announce a list of plans to help decrease violence in his homestate.
Miller, who is awaiting trial for murder and a minister who served time for identity theft say they have a plan to combat area violence. The pair on Tuesday (April 14) said their plan includes holding anti-crime rallies, improving recreation programs and encouraging internships for young people. (WDSU News)
The rapper claimed he was prepared to make efforts to better his community.
"I stand before you today a new man that's ready, willing, able to do everything in my power to bring an end to these senseless murders," C-Murder told reporters. "Get it right, this movement is not about Corey Miller, or anything other person. It's about our kids, our future, and our safety." (Rush PR News)
Miller 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's trial is scheduled to take place this August.
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