Two new witnesses have come forward claiming that Corey “C-Murder” Miller is not the man who killed 16-year-old Steve Thomas back in 2002; a charge for which C-Murder is currently serving life in prison. One of the witnesses, former San Antonio Spurs player Tim Bush, who was in high school at the time, could have testified to Miller’s innocence, defense attorney Rachel Conner wrote in papers filed in 24th Judicial District Court on Monday.
Miller, brother of Master P and Silkk The Shocker, was convicted in 2009 for the second-degree murder of Thomas in Harvey, Louisiana, who was beaten then shot at the town’s Platinum Club on Jan. 12, 2002.
After numerous rejected appeals, Conner is now arguing that Miller did not get a fair trial. He’s currently serving a life sentence at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
Conner points out that prosecutors could only link Miller to the murder with two witnesses “who had been threatened by law enforcement, had serious potential criminal charges resolved and had to be arrested under material witness warrants in order to ensure their appearance.”
Conner argues that if they had been contacted, several “credible” witnesses could have testified that Miller left the club well before the murder.
One of those “credible” witnesses is Bush, who wasn’t contacted about the case until last year. He claims he saw another man, who wasn’t Miller, fire a shot at Thomas.
“Mr. Bush has felt bad about not coming forward given that he knows Corey Miller did not shoot that young man,” Connor wrote. “Given his sports career, he just did not want to get involved.”
In seeking to win a new trial, Conner argues that the 10-2 verdict to convict Miller is unconstitutional. She also believes there was juror misconduct during deliberations and at least one juror was incompetent.
We’ll keep you updated as this case develops.