After being under house arrest for close to three months, C-Murder, who now prefers to go by Corey Miller, was released from his home confinement by a New Orleans judge yesterday (July 13).
Miller had been under house arrest since he was released on bond in March, after the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned his murder conviction and accepted his request for a new trial.
The New Orleans bred rapper was convicted of second-degree murder in 2003, for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of Steve Thomas, 16, outside the now-defunct Platinum Club in Louisiana.
As SOHH previously reported, Jefferson Parish prosecutors were trying to get Miller put back in jail for violating the terms of his house arrest. Prosecutors alleged that Miller violated terms of his house arrest several times, which include going to a drive-in restaurant, coming home late from a court-authorized trip and being out of range on two occasions from electronic monitoring equipment.
Judge Martha Sassone, who set Miller’s bond in March, said she didn’t agree with the prosecutor’s allegations and turned down their request to put the 35 year old rapper back in jail.
Sassone granted Miller the freedom to move in Jefferson and Orleans parishes, but he must be home from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. She also barred him from drinking alcohol, going to bars, and visitors to his residence are restricted.
“You understand what the consequences are going to be?” Sassone asked Miller, suggesting she would revoke his $500,000 bond and return him to jail.
“I understand,” he replied.
Miller declined comment as he left the courthouse. Attorneys on both sides also refused to comment due to a gag order.