After being found guilty for second-degree murder in a second jury verdict this week — twice — rapper C-Murder was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
According to the Associated Press, District Judge Hans Liljeberg gave the 38-year-old rapper (real name: Corey Miller) the mandatory life sentence following his conviction in the 2002 shooting of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a now-closed nightclub in Harvey, Louisiana.
C-Murder was found guilty in the case on Tuesday morning (August 11), but Liljeberg made the jury return to deliberations because he suspected they had rushed their verdict to end deliberation.
He had already been convicted in 2003 in the same case, but had that conviction overturned on appeal.
The jury voted 10-2 in their second verdict, finding that C-Murder shot Thomas once in the chest as the teen lay on his back while being beaten by the rapper’s friends back in January 2002.
According to MTVNews.com, prosecutors said Tuesday that they were confident in the verdict and did not believe an appeal would be filed.
On Friday (August 14), the judge rejected a request from the rapper’s attorney for a new trial, and the life sentence comes without the possibility of parole.
In a separate case, C-Murder has pleaded no contest to another second-degree attempted-murder charge, stemming from a 2001 incident at Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Club Raggs, where he allegedly pulled a gun on a bouncer.
His sentencing in the Club Raggs case is scheduled for August 25.