Billboard.com reports that a teen shot dead in a nightclub was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his killing, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller). The younger brother of Master P, Miller is charged with second-degree murder, facing a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted in the death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas. Read more.
Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “In New Orleans, a rapper named C-Murder is on trial for murder. How many times does the prosecutor say his name? ‘Well, now, Mr. Murder….did I say that name right, Mr. Murder? Forgive me if I mispronounced your name, Mr. Murder. On the night in question, Mr. Murder, can you tell the jury where you were, Mr. Murder?'”
MTV News reports Gretna, Louisiana, judge ruled Friday (July 19) that the prosecution can introduce witnesses and evidence of previous alleged criminal behavior in C-Murder’s upcoming murder trial. The decision means a videotape of an alleged shooting that took place last August will bear upon the rapper’s most recent charges.
Associated Press reports a judge revoked the $2 million bond for rapper C-Murder, the younger brother of Master P, after prosecutors said he tried to have friends harm witnesses in his second-degree murder trial. Also, C-Murder’s new album ‘Tru Dawgs’ dropped today.
SOHH.com’s Q sounded off on the recent wave of hip hop artists getting in trouble with the law. Q says it is painting a bad image for hip hop: “Anyway, point is, you thug rappers out there getting caught up with the law, are making us hip-hop heads look bad. When people see us walking down the street, they don’t think of Common, Talib Kweli or even Will Smith for that matter, they think of C-Murder, Project Pat (who’s facing 10 years) and any other rapper who was on the news last night getting busted.”
A wrongful death suit has been filed against Corey ‘C-Murder’ Miller over the shooting death of 16 year old Steve Thomas. The boy’s parents say he was shot by Miller in a Louisiana club in January after Thomas was getting more attention than Miller at a rap contest the two were participating in.
Launch.com reports C-Murder (Corey Miller), who was indicted for second-degree murder last Thursday (February 28), “vehemently denies” all charges, and is expected to plead not guilty, according to a statement issued by D3 Entertainment, the artist’s record company.
Y2G.com’s FuGina reports C-Murder announced plans to release an album what will be his own label in April, this despite the fact that he’s currently in jail. The album will have Master P, Snoop Dogg, Da Brat, and several other cameos. The cartoon clip at y2g.com has since been removed.
New Orleans gangsta rapper Corey Miller, better known as C-Murder, the younger brother of music artist Master P, was booked Friday with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Avondale teen in a Harvey nightclub. He’s accused of shooting Steve Thomas, 16, after the two got into an argument in the club. C-Murder reportedly killed the teen with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The rapper is currently being held on $1 million bail.