Although he’s currently serving a life sentence for murder, C-Murder’s legal troubles continue.
According to The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans rap vet was found liable on Tuesday (July 16) in the 2002 shooting death of teen Steve Thomas.
The parents of the late teenager, Delores and George Thomas, filed a wrongful death lawsuit just months after the shoot at the now-defunct Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana.
The couple sued the rapper, the nightclub and its owner, Travis Mumphrey, and Miller’s record label and apparel businesses. And, are seeking unspecified damages.
A trial date, to determine whether and how much C-Murder must pay Thomas’ parents, has not been set.
Before the trial began, C-Murder — via his lawyers — revealed his financial struggle. As an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary, he reportedly receives about 10 cents per hour for any work done at the prison.
“A judgment against him in this proceeding is of little consequence to him,” C-Murder’s attorney, Roy Maughan Jr., revealed. “What can you take from a man who has lost his liberty? He’s lost his liberty. There’s no money to be taken.”