Posted: Wednesday – May 27, 2009 @ 4:03 PM
Yesterday (May 26), court proceedings began for C-Murder (Corey Miller) on attempted second-degree murder charges.
Prosecutors allege the New Orleans rapper tried to kill a bouncer and the owner of a Baton Rouge nightclub in August 2001.
The constant delays in the case were due to the East Baton Rouge district attorney’s office.
Because of Miller’s upcoming, high-profile murder case in Jefferson Parish, East Baton Rouge prosecutors waited until the rapper’s appeal attempt was decided.
According to court documents, the near-fatal encounter occurred when Miller refused to be searched before entering Club Raggs.
After a brief argument, the rapper attempted to fire a semi-automatic pistol at the club owner and a bouncer.
The shooting was averted when the weapon unexpectedly jammed.
On August 3, Miller will begin a retrial on second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of 16-year old Steve Thomas at a Harvey club.
The former No Limit solider was granted a retrial from his 2003 conviction, after an appeal revealed prosecutors failed to disclose the criminal background of 3 eyewitnesses.
C-Murder’s posted $1 million bond requires him to remain under house arrest, with exceptions made for court appearances.
The second-degree attempted murder case is scheduled to end tomorrow (May 28).