News: C-Murder Juror Comes Forward On Guilty Verdict, "The Judge Don't Want To Listen To Me"
Monday, Aug 24, 2009 11:40PM
A deciding juror from Corey "C-Murder" Miller's convicted murder trial has reportedly come forward to say the trial's judge wanted a speedy decision and her fellow jurors pressured others to vote in their favor.
According to juror Mary Jacob, a 20 year-old Xavier University student caused the trial's delays due to her votes for Murder's innocence.
"This thing had to come to an end for this girl's health, her sanity," said Jacob, executive director of a group that advocates for families and the disabled. "I believe what happened to Steve Thomas on the floor of the Platinum Club happened to her verbally...I was more worried about this little girl than I was about Corey Miller. Corey Miller will survive whatever happens to him. They literally made this 20 year-old girl so violently ill...She was shaking so bad. She ran into the bathroom. She was throwing her guts up. She couldn't function anymore. That's when I decided, the judge don't want to listen to me, doesn't want to listen to us? I told them, 'You want him to be guilty? He's guilty, now let's get the hell out of here.'' (NOLA News)
Murder's life sentence was given to him earlier this month in Louisiana.
Miller was formally sentenced to life in prison Friday for his conviction on the charge that he murdered a teenager in a Harvey nightclub in 2002. Judge Hans Liljeberg earlier denied a request for a re-trial made on behalf of Miller. Following the announcement of the sentence, Miller's attorney filed a motion to appeal the verdict to the Court of Appeals. (WWLTV News)
He was convicted of second-degree murder days prior to the sentencing.
The Louisiana jury reached the 10-2 verdict around 1:30 p.m. in its second day of deliberations. Jurors had reached the same verdict earlier in the day, but District Judge Hans Liljeberg ordered them back to the jury room for more deliberation because of a questionable vote. Liljeberg said after the verdict's initial reading that one juror had apparently changed her vote just to end deliberations. Three jurors had been seen crying in the courtroom Tuesday morning, and the day before they sent a note that they were having trouble reaching a consensus. (Associated Press)
After the news about Miller's life sentence, SOHH spoke with The Clipse's Pusha T who shared his reaction and said a deal with No Limit Records was initially on the verge.
"We honestly were gonna sign with P," Pusha revealed. "We were gonna sign with P. We were thinking about signing with P, definitely. Definitely. Some type of collaborative situation, you got to understand who P was to us at that time, I mean even the area. I mean, like, that whole movement was so crazy to us. The Neptunes are still right there but it was just gonna be another facet to me. Whatever happened, the business of course, they came to DC, we shot a video up there -- I'm so sorry to hear about C-Murder. That's terrible. I thought they were, like, going back and forth and people were overturning verdicts and sh*t and now he just got life today?" (SOHH)
Check out Pusha T's reaction to C-Murder below: