Bouncer Fingers C-Murder in Teen Shooting
The murder trial for rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller, who is accused of shooting 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas, back on January 12, 2002, commenced yesterday in a New Orleans court. The prosecutors' first witness was a former bouncer at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana where the tragic incident took place.
The bouncer, 27-year-old Darnell Jordan Sr., 27 testified that he saw the rapper shoot Thomas, while at least 15 other men were beating the teenager and told the court he had "no doubt" that Miller was responsible for the shooting.
Jordan, who was arrested as a material witness in the case, proceeded to testify that he was a mere 10-ft away from Miller when the incident occurred. "I grabbed C-Murder and told him to 'chill out, ' " Jordan said. "He tried to weasel his way in. And when he did, gunshots -- no, one gunshot."
Although Jordan says he could not actually see the gun in Miller's hands, he testified that he saw the round flash at the end of Miller's arm which was pointing at Thomas, while the teen tried to defend himself on the floor. Jordan said he watched Miller "stick his hand under the pile. That's when I saw the muzzle flash."
Miller's attorney, Ron Rakosky alleges that Jordan's arrest was a tactical move to ensure that he testified on behalf of the prosecutors, but the trial continues to move forward with Jordan's testimony. In response to Assistant District Attorney David Wolff's direct question, "Who killed Steve Thomas?" Jordan's swift reply was, "C-Murder."