Rapper 'C-Murder' Convicted Of 2002 Fan Shooting

GRETNA, LA (VIP-NEWS) — Rapper C-Murder has been convicted of second-degree murder for the 2002 shooting of a teenage fan in Louisiana, at his second trial in the killing.


The jury returned a 10-2 verdict on the second day of deliberations.


The rapper – real name Corey Miller – was jailed for life in 2003, but won a retrial over witness testimony. He faces a mandatory life sentence.


The 16-year-old fan, Steven Thomas, was shot outside a nightclub, where he had taken part in a rapping contest.


"I'm not rejoicing," George Thomas, the boy's father, was quoted as saying by AP news agency.


"I feel bad for [Miller's] family. But at least they can see him. What have we got but a gravesite and a photograph," he added.


The 38-year-old musician's lawyer declined to comment. His family has vowed to fight the latest conviction over the shooting in Harvey, Louisiana.


A district judge ordered Miller's retrial in 2004 on the grounds that prosecution witnesses had failed to disclose their criminal history.


Miller has been in jail since May, after pleading no contest to two counts of attempted murder in a separate Baton Rouge nightclub altercation in 2001. He is due to be sentenced later this month in that case.


His last album, Screamin' 4 Vengeance, was released in 2007. –According to BBC