Press Conference to Be Held for Imprisoned Rapper C-Murder in Baton Rouge, LA on April 6th, 2005
C-Murder to Change His Name and Take Action Against the State of Louisiana for Alleged Violation of His Constitutional and Civil Rights
BATON ROUGE, LA -- 04/05/2005 -- Corey Miller (aka C-Murder) has announced that a press conference will be held for him on Wednesday, April 6th at the East Baton Rouge Parish Court House located 222 St Louis Street at 11 am. Baton Rouge Parish NAACP President Ernest Johnson will be filing suit against the State of Louisiana on Miller’s behalf for alleged violation of Miller’s civil and constitutional rights.
According to Miller’s attorney, Ron Rokosky, “Corey Miller is entitled to a new trial. The fact of the matter is Corey Miller was tried, found guilty and sentenced based on the testimony of witnesses who admittedly perjured themselves. There is no physical evidence in this case. We requested a new trial. A judge reviewed the case finding countless legal errors and in the interest of justice she ordered a new trial ultimately overturning his conviction. Even though this judge acted properly, the Appellate Court is still denying Miller a new trial, which has never been done before in the history of Louisiana law,” continues Rokosky,“ and is a clear violation of Miller’s civil and constitutional rights.”
Miller’s representatives and the NAACP will announce what steps Miller plans to take and will respond to the actions of the State of Louisiana in regards to his well-publicized case. “From the beginning, I have been a target because of who I am, my stage name and for my success as an entertainer and the success of my siblings. People hear the name C-Murder and they don’t realize that the name simply means that I have seen many murders in my native Calliope Projects neighborhood. I am not a murderer. For this reason, I formally change my stage name to C Miller, the first initial of my name and my legal last name, in hopes that I can finally receive justice. I am not asking for any special treatment or favors, I just want what is due to me... a fair and impartial trial,” Corey Miller.
C Miller’s latest album release “THE TRUEST S*** I EVER SAID” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart.
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