C-Murder Music Video Appeals For Justice
( 4UMF NEWS ) C-Murder Music Video Appeals For Justice:
A Louisiana rapper serving life in prison for killing a 16-year-old boy is appealing to the state's Supreme Court for help — through his music.
C-Murder, also known as Corey Miller, released a video "Dear Supreme Court/Under Pressure" last week.
The 45-year-old rapper proclaimed his innocence in the video and asked the state's high court to release him, even though he has been convicted twice for the slaying.
The song will be part of the album "Penitentiary Chances," which is coming out on April 15.
Prison officials are looking into whether the rapper recorded music while in the Angola prison. C-Murder told prison officials that any material released by his record company was recorded before he was jailed, but he refused to take a polygraph test.
Prisoners are not allowed to record albums or have social media accounts. Accounts linked to Miller "appear to be very active," state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Pam Laborde said.
"The department regrets that the victim's family (and much of the public) cannot be spared from this," she said. "However, it appears that associates of the offender are responsible for content on these pages and it is very difficult for investigators to remove the pages."
The rapper recorded all of the vocals on the album while under house arrest several years ago, according to his manager, Manuel Ortiz.
"He had a studio at his home," he said. "He has recorded an ungodly amount of unreleased music."
C-Murder was first found guilty in 2003 for shooting teen Steve Thomas during a brawl at a nightclub just outside of New Orleans. A state district judge later ruled prosecutors withheld information about the criminal background of a witness, and ordered a new trial. C-Murder was convicted again for the same crime in 2009.
The rapper has already formally asked the state Supreme Court for a new trial, but now he apparently is taking a more creative approach.
The "Dear Supreme Court" music video features an actor in a red baseball cap playing Miller, and a set substitutes for his prison cell.
Miller proclaims his innocence and asks the state's high court to release him, charging that his two trials were rigged. He claims in the video that he ended up in prison because "a judge wanted a better job than what he had, because detectives wanted a raise and a slap on the back."
The video includes shots of people holding signs in front of the state Supreme Court building that say "Justice" and "Free C. Miller."
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