It’s been a long time coming almost 15 years, that C-Murder aka Corey Miller has been behind bars on a life sentence for the Night Club shooting Murder of Steven Thomas. New developments in the case could now make the No-Limit rapper a free man.
Thomas was killed after sneaking into the Platinum Club in New Orleans. When he stepped off stage during a rap contest, he was attacked by a group of men and shot. Soon thereafter, Miller was arrested and charged with Thomas’ death.
Almost upwards of 100 people were interrogated that night Jordan had left the crime scene and was only questioned over a year later after his newborn daughter was found dead. The baby’s mother was later charged and convicted with manslaughter in the child’s death, according to The Times-Picayune Cops tried to threaten Jordan with a 10 Year Sentence if he didn’t testify against Miller.
Prosecutors didn’t ask for Jordan’s Testimony in 2003 when a trial judge threw out the jury’s guilty verdict on withheld information about a witness’ criminal background, he was brought back onboard in 2009 after being brought in from Atlanta and held on a material witness bond.
Jordan would later recant his testimony saying Parish deputies harassed him and his family and refused to listen to his assertions that his previous claims were false, saying it was too late for him to change his story.
“I know the individual that I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller,” said Jordan in an affidavit filed June 23 in 24th Judicial District Court records
“I was distraught and scared,” Jordan claims in the affidavit, . “JPSO officers told me that if I testified against Corey Miller I could ‘go home’; they told me what to say; they fed me facts about the fight and details about the DJ and the dance party, none of which I really knew.”
C-Murders attorney Paul Baker is now stating this new development deserves a hearing for Miller’s release.
In a memorandum filed Tuesday, Barker wrote, “On countless occasions (both prior to making his statement and prior to testifying at trial), Mr. Jordan told members of law enforcement and prosecution that his 2003 recorded statement to the JPSO officers was not true, that the person he saw commit the shooting was definitely not Corey Miller, and that he did not want to lie under oath about Corey’s involvement.”
He continued, “At no time during the 15+ years of proceedings in this tortured case has the state once disclosed this information to Mr. Miller himself, or to Mr. Miller’s attorneys or any other member of Mr. Miller’s defense team.”
My Uncle C has been serving a life sentence behind bars for something he didn’t do and today the whole world knows he’s innocent. The witness recants his testimony and says he was pressured into identifying the “famous rapper”. Good or bad, one thing I know about life is that we may not understand everything, but everything happens for a reason and although we all aren’t treated as equal we must keep faith. GOD’s strongest soldiers are given the toughest battles, just look at Joseph story in the Bible! My uncle Corey was just being prepared for his real blessings! The devil tried to break this family apart, but we only got stronger. I rarely cry, but today I have tears of joy. | #GodsTiming
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