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Court orders rapper “C-Murder” to pay over $1.1M to slain teen’s family eight years after he was sentenced to life

May 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Court orders rapper “C-Murder” to pay over $1.1M to slain teen’s family eight years after he was sentenced to life

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A Louisiana judge has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper who also goes by “C-Murder” who is serving life behind bars for killing a teen at a nightclub, to pay the victim’s family over $1.1 million.

Jefferson Parish Judge Glenn Ansardi of the 24th Judicial District Court determined that Miller, 46, was responsible in a 2013 civil proceeding for the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas, BET reported.

On Wednesday, he required Miller to pay $500,000 to each of Thomas’ parents and $150,000 to account for the victim’s distress, The New Orleans Advocate reported.

The parents’ lawyers, Trey Mustian, maintained that the order is a vindication of their son over any potential monetary award.

A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller (left), the rapper known as ‘C-Murder’ who is serving a life sentence for killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas (right) at a nightclub in 2002, to pay the victim’s family more than $1.1million

In 2009, Miller was found guilty of killing Thomas during a dispute outside the Platinum Club in Harvey.

The judge who overheard the original trial in 2003 dismissed the guilty verdict after it was found that prosecutors kept information about a witness’ criminal background.

In the second trial in 2009, Miller was found guilty by a 10-2 verdict.

The rapper has been behind bars at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary, which is also named “Angola.”

Corey Miller is the brother of rapper Master P

This was the second incident that Miller has been sued over an occurrence involving gun violence.

In 2001, he was involved in a shooting gone wrong at a club in Baton Rouge.

The rapper reportedly tried to shoot a bouncer and club owner at Club Raggs, but his gun got jammed.

He pleaded no contest to attempted second-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 years.

Last April, Miller, who is the brother of rappers Vyshonne King Miller “Silkk the Shocker” and Percy “Master P” Miller, released an album called Penitentiary Chances.

In his song Dear Supreme Court, the rapper proclaims his innocence, alleging that he was victimized by the justice system.

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