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Rapper C-Murder gets life in prison

August 15, 2009|Associated Press

Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit and with shackles on his hands and ankles, rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller stood silently in a Gretna, La., courtroom as he was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the shooting death of a teenager in 2002.

District Judge Hans Liljeberg gave Miller the mandatory life sentence, days after a jury convicted the rapper of second-degree murder. In Louisiana, the sentence does not allow probation or parole.

Miller, 38, was convicted Tuesday of shooting 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a now-closed nightclub after a confrontation during a rap contest. It was the second time that a jury convicted Miller in the case, but a 2003 conviction was overturned.

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