Judge Denies C-Murder’s Postponement Request
After two previous delays in the homicide trial of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller, yesterday a Louisiana judge refused to postpone the trial again, after new evidence was introduced to the case. Miller, 38, is charged with the second degree murder of a 16-year-old fan, Steve Thomas, after a 2002 nightclub shootout, but his pal Juan Flowers, who is currently serving time for an unrelated murder in a Georgia prison, recently came forward claiming that he was responsible for the crime.
Flowers claims that after his initial denial of involvement at the time of arrests, he made an attempt to testify back in 2003, but was brushed off by Miller's lawyer Ron Rakosky. Rakosky finally filed documents only three weeks ago stating that Flowers had claimed responsibility for the homicide under oath.
After this revelation, the prosecution requested a period of at least two weeks to review the new evidence but Judge Hans Liljeberg rejected the requests for time delay and maintained that the trial would proceed as scheduled, on January 12, 2010. If convicted in court, Miller will face a mandatory life sentence.