C-Murder Witness Recants Testimony, Claims Police Pressured Him to Lie
There have been new developments in the C-Murder case
Rapper C-Murder, who is the younger brother of Master P, is currently serving a life sentence for the shooting death of Steven Thomas, who was 16 at the time of his death.
However, there have been new developments. On Tuesday, Kenneth Jordan, a key witness of the murder, has recanted his testimony, saying that he lied about witnessing C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, commit the murder. Jordan is now asking the judge to toss the murder conviction.
In the affidavit, filed in 24th Judicial District Court records. Jordan wrote: “I know that the individual who I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller.”
Jordan and Miller’s lawyer Paul Baker said that detectives from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecutors forced Jordan to make the claims. Jordan claims that they threatened him with criminal charges from another incident. In that incident, Jordan’s newborn was found dead. The baby’s mother was charged and convicted with manslaughter in the baby’s death. But the woman was only 16 at the time and, according to Jordan, detectives were using that information to threaten him with a 10 year sentence if he didn’t testify against Miller.
“I was distraught and scared…JPSO officers told me that if I testified against Corey Miller I could ‘go home,'” Jordan wrote in the affidavit.
C-Murder witness recanted testimony that the rapper shot & killed a teen in 2002. He said, “I can no longer live with knowing that Corey Miller is sitting in jail for something he did not do because of my fabricated statement.” @wdsu pic.twitter.com/JoWZnjcdrf
— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsWDSU) June 26, 2018
Jordan’s original testimony was supported by Darnell Jordan, a security guard at the club. Darnell said he didn’t see a gun in Miller’s hand, specifically, but he did see a flash at the end of Miller’s arm, which was pointed at Thomas. On Wednesday, a show named Reasonable Doubt aired on Investigation Discovery. In the episode, Darnell Jordan recanted some of his original testimony, saying he thinks Miller was involved with the fight but doesn’t believe he fired the shot.
The incident occured on Jan. 12, 2002 outside of the Platinum Club, which is now closed, in Louisiana. Thomas was jumped and then shot inside of the club. Detectives arrested C-Murder a week later.
On Aug. 11, 2009 a jury voted 10-2 to convict Miller in the death of Thomas.