The 45-year-old rapper proclaimed his innocence in the video and asked the state’s high court to release him, even though he has been convicted twice for the slaying. Prison officials are looking into whether the rapper recorded music while in the Angola prison. C-Murder told prison officials that any material released by his record company was recorded before he was jailed, but he refused to take a polygraph test.
The rapper recorded all of the vocals on the album while under house arrest several years ago, according to his manager, Manuel Ortiz. “He had a studio at his home,” he said. “He has recorded an ungodly amount of unreleased music.”
C-Murder was first found guilty in 2003 for shooting teen Steve Thomas during a brawl at a nightclub just outside of New Orleans. A state district judge later ruled prosecutors withheld information about the criminal background of a witness, and ordered a new trial. C-Murder was convicted again for the same crime in 2009.
Miller proclaims his innocence and asks the state’s high court to release him, charging that his two trials were rigged. He claims in the video that he ended up in prison because “a judge wanted a better job than what he had, because detectives wanted a raise and a slap on the back.”