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C-Murder protests prison conditions with hunger strike
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C-Murder protests prison conditions with hunger strike

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C-Murder, has been serving a life sentence since 2009 for his alleged role in the 2002 murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas. From the onset, C-Murder (real name Corey Miller) has maintained his innocence.

Now, following a series of major twists in the aftermath of his trial, the former TRU rapper claims there are sealed documents that hold the keys to his freedom.

In a press release issued by his publicist on Wednesday (August 4), C-Murder alleges the existence of 31 concealed documents showing an illegal DNA cover-up that was not presented during his murder trial.

He claims that when his DNA was run through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database, a match was found but the District Attorney directed that the genetic data be taken out of the system and for it be marked as a forensic unknown.

Miller is asking for a full investigation into “the corruption that led to his current incarceration” and that the press files a motion for the 31 documents to be given to him and his legal team. The courts are apparently fighting against the release of these documents.

“Half my life has been stolen by the Louisiana Judicial System and it stops now!” C-Murder says.

Also stated in the press release, the TRU rapper, who is currently being housed at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, has begun a hunger strike in protest of the medical neglect that he and other inmates have been facing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since the onset of COVID-19, they have continued placing the inmates that have tested positive for the virus in the dorms with inmates that were COVID-19 negative,” he says. “This has not only spread the virus but has caused abnormally long quarantine times.”

He adds, “While quarantined, the inmates are on constant lockdown and are not allowed to leave the dorm to receive fresh air. The tests that they provide are not up to standard and they are giving many erroneous results. There are many inmates that have ailments that were not properly treated and as a result, have died after contracting the virus.

“I believe that the world should know what is occurring here and their loved ones deserve to know the truth.”

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Corey Miller better known by his stage name C-Murder, is an American rapper, songwriter, and US. Army Veteran. He initially gained fame in the mid-1990s as a part of his brother Master P’s label No Limit Records, primarily as a member of the label’s supergroup, TRU.

C-Murder made his first recorded appearance as a member of TRU, a trio that included his brothers Master P and Silkk the Shocker. Their first album, True, was released in 1995 followed by TRU 2 Da Game in 1997. During that same year, C-Murder appeared on many of No Limit releases, including Master P’s Ghetto D and the multi-platinum selling “I’m Bout It” soundtrack. In 1998, he released his solo debut, Life or Death. In 1999 he released Bossalini. In 2000, he reached superstar status, first with his appearance in the 504 Boyz smash hit “Wobble Wobble,” then with his third and most successful album yet, Trapped in Crime, propelled by the commercial success of its C-Murder/Snoop Dogg/Magic collaboration, “Down for My N’s.” This album also signaled the launch of TRU Records, C-Murder’s new label.

In 2002, Miller was arrested in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas and with no weapon or DNA evidence, was sentenced to life in prison after a jury’s 10 -2 verdict, on August 14, 2009. Miller is serving his sentence at Elyan Hunt a Louisiana State Penitentiary. Controversy surrounding witnesses involved in Miller’s trial came to light in 2018 when two key witnesses recanted their statements, claiming they had been pressured into testifying against Miller by authorities. Miller maintains his innocence, and both he and his brother have called for a new trial.

Article published from PRLOG. For More Information about Corey Miller and Prisoners’ Union for reformation, Peace, Liberty & Equality.

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