News: C-Murder Not Accepting Life Sentence, Appeal & Public Protest In Motion
Friday, Sep 18, 2009 4:30PM
Incarcerated rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller is reportedly planning to appeal the life sentence he received last month for his murder conviction.
The rapper's record company has released a statement regarding the appeal.
"RBC believes in Corey and for the local Parish judicial system to attempt to sideline the rebuilding of his life by convicting him unfairly solely based on his race is an outrage," stated RBC publicist Brett Morrow. C-Murder will be appealing the murder conviction, and a public protest is planned in the Louisiana town where the rapper was tried on account of racism within the court system. "It's amazing that this sort of thing is still happening in 2009. Corey had been hard at work attempting to rebuild his life and career," Morrow concluded. (The Boom Box)
Despite being behind bars, the rapper also plans to release a new album later this month.
Even though the case has been closed and Corey 'C-Murder' Miller may have hit rock bottom, the rapper is planning to release a new project. Titled Calliope Click, the album is scheduled for a September 29 release date and will be released through RBC Records. The first single for the upcoming project is titled, 'It's So Hard' which seems fitting for a man dealing with his particular circumstances. (Hip Hop Wired)
Murder's life sentence was given to him last 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)
A deciding juror from Miller's murder trial later came forward to say the trial's judge wanted a speedy decision and her fellow jurors pressured others to vote in their favor.
"This thing had to come to an end for this girl's health, her sanity," said juror Mary 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)
Footage of C-Murder's sister reacting to the murder trial landed online last month: