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Opening statements set in C-Murder’s trial

Rapper is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas during a brawl at a New Orleans area nightclub in 2002.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Opening statements are set to start in the Louisiana murder trial of rap artist Corey Miller, known as C-Murder.

Miller is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old fan Steve Thomas during a brawl at a New Orleans area nightclub in 2002.

Miller is the brother of rapper Master P.

The case was scheduled to begin Wednesday after jury selection was completed in two days.

The 38-year-old Miller faces a mandatory life sentence if found guilty.

Miller was convicted in 2003. But the judge granted a new trial after finding prosecutors improperly kept the defense from seeing criminal background information on three witnesses.