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Wednesday, April 06, 2005,11:13 AM
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C-Murder Changes Name, NAACP Files Lawsuit
By Remmie Fresh and Nolan Strong

Much has been made of C-Murder’s (Corey Miller) suggestive name, but the rapper has adjusted the moniker after being convicted in the shooting death of a 16 year old. He will now be called C. Miller, based on his real name.

While he’s proclaimed his innocence, he said that the general public has never known the true meaning behind his rap handle. "I am not a murderer," he said in a statement.

"From the beginning, I have been a target because of who I am, my stage name and for my success as an entertainer and the success of my siblings. People hear the name C-Murder and they don't realize that the name simply means that I have seen many murders in my native Calliope projects neighborhood,” said the rapper.

A retrial of Miller’s murder case was recently overturned and he now faces a mandatory life sentence. He and his lawyer, Ron Rakosky, are in the process of appealing the decision according to the Associated Press.

Additionally, the NAACP is plotting a federal lawsuit for Miller, because they say his lack of a retrial violates his civil and constitutional rights.

"Corey Miller is entitled to a new trial. The fact of the matter is Corey Miller was tried, found guilty and sentenced based on the testimony of witnesses who admittedly perjured themselves," Miller's attorney, Ron Rokosky said. "There is no physical evidence in this case. We requested a new trial. A judge reviewed the case finding countless legal errors and in the interest of justice she ordered a new trial ultimately overturning his conviction. Even though this judge acted properly, the Appellate Court is still denying Miller a new trial, which has never been done before in the history of Louisiana law and is a clear violation of Miller's civil and constitutional rights."

Millers lawyers and the NAACP will announce what step to take next, while Miller once again denied the murder charges.

"I formally change my stage name to C Miller, the first initial of my name and my legal last name, in hopes that I can finally receive justice," Miller said. "I am not asking for any special treatment or favors, I just want what is due to me... a fair and impartial trial."
C Miller's latest album release THE TRUEST S*** I EVER SAID debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart.

What no one is mentioning is the fact that C Murder's older brother is Multi-Millionaire
Master P whose monetary resources can afford his brother the legal counsel to force the government to treat him fairly. If C Murder (who choice of stage name is without a doubt one of the most self incriminating rap tag's in history) was without his older brother's money would he receive this help in getting a second chance. America's Criminal System is still not functioning on a fair scale when it comes to people of lower class minority backgrounds!
posted by R J Noriega
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