C-Murder Trial to Go on As Scheduled

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:33am

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A state judge has rejected prosecutors' request to postpone next month's trial of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller so they can investigate a new claim made by a friend of the rapper's that he killed a teenager in a Harvey nightclub.

Judge Hans Liljeberg ruled Monday that prosecutors have less than two weeks to investigate allegations raised by Miller's attorney that Juan Flowers, who is serving a life sentence in a Georgia prison, killed Steve Thomas on Jan. 12, 2002.

Unless an appeals court intervenes, jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

The 38-year-old Miller is charged with second-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted of killing Thomas.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com
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