Corey Miller also known also known as New Orleans rapper “C-Murder”, younger brother to rap mogul and entrepreneur Master P has been denied a retrial on a 2009 murder case, after two witnesses have since admitted that their testimonies were completely fabricated.
In 2009, after 2 prior mistrials Miller was found guilty in the 2002 shooting death of 16 year old Steven Thomas by a 10-2 split jury. At the time of his conviction Louisiana was only one of two states in the U.S. that allowed an individual to be found guilty of murder by a non- unanimous jury.
June of 2018 Millers case was thrusted back into the media and sparked massive outrage when a docu-series titled, “Reasonable Doubt” aired exposing significant inaccuracies in the case, from falsified eye witness testimony to a corrupt police investigation rooted in pressure induced tactics and threats in an effort to extract false confessions.
Two key eye witnesses in the case, Darnell Jordan and Kenneth Jordan contributed almost entirely to Millers guilty verdict. There was no weapon found connecting Miller to the murder, no forensic evidence, and no motive. Kenneth Jordan and Darnell Jordan have since completely recanted their statements.
Kenneth Jordan originally testified that he was at the Louisiana nightclub, Platinum on the night of January 12, 2002. He identified Miller as the shooter that stood over Thomas firing into the teenagers chest. Kenneth Jordan has recently felt compelled to come forward and disclose why he intentionally mis-identified Miller as the shooter.
Kenneth Jordan stated he was pressured by investigators to identify Miller as the shooter. At the time of the questioning Mr. Jordan was knee deep in his own personal and criminal woes. Kenneth Jordan had an infant child that was found dead. Mr Jordan stated investigators threatened to charge him with the death of his infant child should he not comply and identify Miller as the shooter. The mother of Jordans child was later found guilty of the infants death.
Jordan stated in a sworn affidavit, “I know the individual I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller” Darnelll Jordan stated he was tricked into identifying Miller as the shooter and has also recanted his statement.
According to the New Orleans Advocate, Judge Steven Enright denied Millers request for a retrial calling the new statements, “highly suspicious”. Millers attorney, Paul Barker pleaded to the court that at the very least Miller should be granted a hearing to argue the new developments in court. Judge Enright stated, “A new trial should not be granted on the basis of recantation because it is tantamount to perjury so as to discredit the witness at a later trial.”
Two eyewitness recantations, no weapon, no motive, no forensic evidence, and a judge denying Millers request for retrial based on the “lack of credibility” of the same two witnesses the state of Louisiana used to convict and sentence Miller to a mandatory life sentence.
Ironic, to say the least and Unjust seems nothing more than an overused hashtag that we see way too much. Have we become desensitized to the injustices that surround us? Have we become suffocated with the delusion of “freedom”, that we fail to realize, we too are one “wrong place, wrong time” away from the fight of our lives. In a world where the incarcerated are forgotten, diminished and thrown away we must stay vigilant in the pursuit of criminal justice reform because it is “Just Us” that can spark that change.
Corey Miller is currently incarcerated at the largest prison in th United States, Louisiana State Penitentiary also known as “Angola” named after a plantation in that area during slavery. To stay up to date with this case, follow Corey Millers Instagram page at TruCmurder. Check out a message from Corey Miller below…
Written By- CharnaDanielle