New Orleans rapper C-Murder is attempting to appeal his recent murder conviction, but is unable to afford lawyers to argue his case. Interesting considering, C-Murder, born Corey Miller, is the brother of New Orleans rap mogul Percy "Master P" Miller, whose label, No Limit Records, has sold over 75 million albums worldwide.

In 2002, MIller, 38, was convicted of murdering Steve Thomas, a 16 year-old fan, who died of gunshot wounds he received in a New Orleans nightclub. Miller was sentenced to life in prison. Though Miller himself has no income, property or savings, two Harvard lawyers have come to his defense, declaring him indigent so that he may make his appeal and access court records at no cost. The cost for the case records is $20,702, which Miller is unable to pay. His hearing is set for Dec. 10, but he also faces a civil suit for Thomas' death.

"Right now, C-Murder is a victim of a crime himself. He's innocent on this case but because of his name, image and past, that's given them the right to take him away off the streets," Master P said of his brother. It's a sad case, all around.

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