Multi-platinum, New Orleans Rapper C-Murder will remain in prison for life. According to The Associated Press, the Supreme Court rejected his final appeal on Tuesday, February 19.
C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, is serving a life sentence for killing a 16-year-old fan in Louisiana in 2002. A jury convicted him 10-2. Louisiana and Oregon are the only states that permit non-unanimous conviction for certain crimes.
Lawyers for C-Murder first filed an appeal in 2011, but his conviction was upheld in Louisiana appeals courts. Miller, who is the brother of rappers Master P and Silkk The Shocker, later filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, but that was also rejected.
In 2010, C-Murder charged that Master P was trying to "sabotage" his murder case.
According to The Associated Press, Supreme Court justices have recently been rejecting appeals similar to that of C-Murder's, which ask the High Court to treat state and federal rights equally.
Organizations such as the NAACP have suggested there be an investigation into the jury deliberations that led to Mr. Miller's conviction.
Some jurors admitted to "abusive" persuasion and threats during deliberation.
In their latest appeal, Miller's legal team also wrote there was "No DNA", "no fingerprints", "no gun", and "no testing for gun shot residue."
- By Layne Weiss