Locked Up rapper Corey Miller, better known to us rap fans as C-Murder, recently requested that his murder trial be relocated but the request was denied today (August 3rd). C-Murder's attorney Ron Rakosky said the media's coverage of the trial would prevent his client from getting a fair trial and tried to get it moved to a new venue but his plea was denied.
Assistant Jefferson Parish District Attorney David Wolff said Rakosky was basically saying the same things he said before in a previous change-of-venue motion that was also denied back in April. Judge Hans Liljeberg denied the request for a change of venue saying that 14 mock jurors were chosen in April after an earlier request to move the trial. Those mock jurors were questioned about their knowledge of the case and "it was clear to everybody that Mr. Miller can get a fair trial." A panel of 39 potential jurors was sworn in for the jury-selection process around 10 a.m. today. Liljeberg warned them that the trial could last two weeks.