C-Murder Ordered Back Into House Arrest

 The rap artist once known as C-Murder has been ordered back into house arrest to await a second trial on a murder charge. The state 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled last week that a judge improperly allowed Corey Miller to move around Orleans and Jefferson Parishes with a curfew. State District Judge Martha Sassone, who freed Miller from house arrest, issued an order Thursday requiring him to stay home except for court hearings.

Prosecutors had opposed letting Miller out of house arrest, saying he had already violated terms of his release, and wanted him to return to jail.

Miller, 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Steve Thomas, 16, on Jan. 12, 2002, during a fight at a now-closed nightclub in Harvey

A jury convicted Miller, who faced a mandatory life prison sentence without parole, but a judge threw out the conviction after ruling that prosecutors hid the criminal backgrounds of some state witnesses from the defense.

Since his legal problems began, Miller has changed his stage name to C-Miller.

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