Friday, August 28, 2009
NAACP wants to take C-Murder's conviction to La. Supreme Court
C-Murder's life as a free man is over.
Everybody believes that, except for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) , which wants to go to the Louisiana Supreme Court and see if they can't garner a retrial.
One juror in the initial trial, Mary Jacob, said in an interview that she was pressured by her fellow jurors to enter a vote of guilty. She said the jurors verbally abused her during the sessions. Although Judge Hans Liljeberg ordered another deliberation, a vote of 10-2 found C-Murder guilty.
C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Steve Thomas, 16, in a nightclub in Harvey, La.
Miller's brothers are rap mogul Master P, founder of No Limit Records, and MC Silkk the Shocker. P's son Romeo is also an MC.
Ernest Johnson, president of the NAACP's Louisiana chapter, called to Chief Justice Catherine Kimble in a letter, requesting “a full investigation of this entire case, the immediate removal of the trial judge, the appointment of a new judge from outside the 24th Judicial District to hear all post trial motions, and the immediate release of Mr. Miller from prison pending a review of this entire matter because justice delayed is justice denied.”
I hope a retrial, with no controversy, is given to C-Murder. I've had my doubts about the trial in the beginning. I'd hate to see a guiltless man be in jail.
All credit to allhiphop.com for this story.