Judge Orders C- Murder To Remain Jailed, Increases Rapper's Bond

A New Orleans judge ruled today (March 11) that C-Murder must remain in jail until his trial next month for violating his house arrest earlier this week and also increased the rapper's bond to $1 million. As reported earlier, C-Murder was thrown in jail on Monday (March 9) after police claimed that the rapper's monitor indicated that he was out of range for about 10 minutes on early Monday morning around 3 a.m.

C-Murder, born Corey Miller is accused of killing sixteen year old Steve Thomas in 2002 during a brawl at the defunct Platinum Club in Louisiana.

The rapper has been under house arrest since he was released on $500,000 bond in 2006 after his murder conviction was overturned and he was granted a new trial.

According to The Times Picayune, C- Murder's girlfriend and three of his family members testified Wednesday that the rapper was asleep at the time police claim he was out of range but Judge Hans Liljeberg raised C- Murder's bond and sent him back behind bars.

"I don't think it’s terribly unjust," said Liljeberg.

C-Murder can still get out of jail if he pays the bond. The rapper’s re-trial on second degree murder charges is scheduled to begin on April 20th.