Friday, July 17, 2009
Murder Was Da Case Dat They Gave Me
Rapper C-Murder faces life in prison for the murder of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas in a New Orleans nightclub seven years ago. Just three weeks before his re-trial for the murder, a fellow prisoner, and friend of C-Murder's (aka Corey Miller) has confessed to the Thomas slaying.
The prisoner, Juan Flowers, is serving a life sentence for an unrelated 2007 murder. Though he never before came forward, he now admits to firing the shots which fatally wounded the 16-year old. He also claims that he and Miller are somehow "not responsible" for the murder.
Flowers' confession directly contradicts previous testimony given by another of Miller's friends, Dwayne "Wango" Cobbins, who claimed under oath that on the night in question, he'd seen Miller hide a small gun in his boot before entering the nightclub. However, Cobbins stated that he couldn't see who shot Thomas, due to a melee that occurred just before the shooting. Cobbins is currently serving nine years for threatening a witness in Miller's case.
A judge is currently reviewing Flowers' confession to decide its validity. If deemed necessary, he will be moved to Georgia to testify in Miller's case.
Miller is currently serving a 10-year sentence for an unrelated second-degree murder, after having been caught on camera while attempting to shoot a club owner and bouncer.