C-Murder’s Case To Be Profiled Tonight On “Reasonable Doubt” TV Series; Prosecution Witness Recants Testimony

A prosecution witness whose testimony helped send New Orleans rapper C-Murder away for life on a murder charge has recanted his testimony, and now says police and prosecutors pressured him into saying that the rapper was the triggerman when he in fact was not.

“I know that the individual who I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller,” Jordan, 35, said in an affidavit filed in court records.

The victim was 16 year old Steven Thomas, who was shot dead at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana on January 12, 2002. Prosecutors said Thomas was shot after a brawl–and that C-Murder, birth name Corey Miller, was the shooter.

Jordan’s testimony was crucial to the prosecution’s case and he sang a different tune back in 2009, when he took the witness stand, claiming he “wanted to do the right thing”, and then ID’d Miller as the killer.

“After the fight was over,” Jordan testified in 2009, “C-Murder stood over him and shot him. It popped my ears. It made my ears ring. That’s how close I was to the gun.

But Jordan now claims that he only testified because prosecutors and police threatened to hit him with charges related to the death of his newborn daughter. The child’s mother later pled guilty manslaughter in that case.

Incredibly, Miller was still convicted even though his defense attorney was able to show that Jordan had an agreement in place with prosecutors that his testimony against Miller would mean he wouldn’t be charged in his child’s death.

In light of the Jordan’s admission, C-Murders attorney has filed motions seeking a new trial.

This is the latest development in a case that has been topsy-turvy for close to two decades.

C-Murder’s attorney said the rapper is “elated”, but also cautiously optimistic about this newest development.

C-Murder has long maintained his innocence in the case.

C-Murder is presently housed at one of the nation’s worst prisons–Angola, home of numerous, unflattering documentaries and considered a relic of the South’s slavery-era prison system.

C-Murder’s case will be profiled on the Investigation Discovery’s true-crime television show “Reasonable Doubt” tonight at 9 P.M.

C-Murder was once one of the top artists on No Limit Records, a label founded by his brother, Master P., in the 1990s.

 

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