Rapper C-Murder, brother of Master P, will stand trial for a second-degree murder charge for the second time in February 2008.
Judge Martha Sassone set a February 11 trial date for the 36-year-old rapper (real name: Corey Miller) via a telephone conference with prosecutors and defense attorneys, she said at a hearing on Tuesday (October 16).
C-Murder is accused of shooting 16-year-old Steve Thomas to death, at a defunct Harvey nightclub back in January of 2002. The teen is said to have used a fake ID to gain entry into the club.
The rapper was originally convicted and sentenced to life in prison in September of 2003, but it was overturned when Judge Sassone found that prosecutors withheld criminal background information on witnesses from his attorney.
The state Supreme Court upheld Sassone’s ruling in March 2006, when she set $500,000 bail for Miller and ordered his house arrest.
Sassone ordered a new trial date in 2004, which was finally agreed upon on Tuesday. If convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence without parole.