C-Murder Faces Jail Before Retrial

New Orleans prosecutors are pushing for rapper C-Murder to be jailed until his April retrial for the 2002 killing of a 16-year old. Initially, new presiding Judge Hans Lijeberg ruled that C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, be jailed for violating the rules of his house arrest twice.

Allegedly, C-Murder on two occasions left his home, for a total of 30 minutes each.

According to the Times-Picayune, the judge rescinded the ruling just 10 minutes later, but also issued a warning to the rapper to "conduct himself accordingly" before the retrial.

C-Murder was convicted in 2003 of killing 16-year old Steve Thomas in a Harvey nightclub following a dispute. The teenager was allegedly a big fan of the local rapper.

The courts later granted C-Murder a new trail after evidence revealed prosecutors illegally withheld the criminal history of three eyewitnesses.

Last year, Judge Ellen Kovach defeated the incumbent Judge Martha Sassone using the latter's conduct in the controversial trial as an attack point. C-Murder's house arrest bond is currently set at $500,000.

Since the slaying, C-Murder has released 3 studio albums: The Truest Sh*t I Ever Said (2005), The Tru Story: Continued (2006), and Screamin' 4 Vengeance (2007).

The new murder trial will take place on April 20.