C-Murder: Guilty (Again)

The aptly named rapper C-Murder has been found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in New Orleans today. The jury, which consisted of five men and seven women, reached the final verdict just 24 hours after beginning their deliberations. C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, will have to serve a mandatory life sentence for the fatal shooting of teenager Steve Thomas, aged just 16, on January 12th 2002.

C-Murder was originally found guilty of the murder in 2003, although the verdict had to be overturned by the Supreme Court once the hidden criminal past of certain witnesses came to light. The prosecution reportedly purposely withheld this information to improve the credibility of several witnesses.

It has taken seven years after Jones’ death to reach a final verdict; the teenager would have been 23 this year.