GRETNA, La. — Rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller has been sentenced to life in prison for his second-degree murder conviction.
District Judge Hans Liljeberg gave Miller the mandatory life sentence on Friday, days after the rapper was found guilty of the 2002 killing by a Louisiana jury.
The 38-year-old Miller was convicted of shooting 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas at a now-closed nightclub in Harvey.
It was the second time that a jury convicted Miller in the case, but a 2003 conviction was overturned.
Miller has been in jail after pleading no contest to two counts of attempted murder in a separate altercation at a nightclub in Baton Rouge in 2001.
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