Rapper C-MURDER is appealing to a U.S. court to postpone his second murder trial because the judge presiding over his case is seeking re-election to the Judicial District Court post.
The New Orleans, Louisiana star - brother of rap mogul Master P - is currently awaiting a retrial over charges he shot dead 16-year-old Steve Thomas in a club in 2002.
He was convicted and handed a life sentence for second-degree murder in 2003, but it was overturned in 2006.
Jury selection in the retrial of C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, was due to begin on Tuesday (14Oct08), but the star's lawyer Ron Rakosky filed papers in court last Friday (10Oct08) seeking a temporary delay.
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The New Orleans, Louisiana star is currently under house arrest - awaiting a retrial - after a life sentence for second-degree murder was overturned in 2006.
And he's using the time between jail and court to mentor other rap stars who have been incarcerated.
He says, "Papoose had a lot of questions about Remy's situation, so any kind of way I can help, even if it's just words and advice, that's what it is."
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Rapper C-MURDER's retrial on a second-degree murder charge has been postponed until June (08).
The 36-year-old, real name Corey Miller, was due to stand trial in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February (08) for the shooting death of teenager Steve Thomas outside a local nightclub in 2002.
The star's 2003 conviction was thrown out in 2006 when prosecutors were found guilty of withholding criminal background information on witnesses. Miller was released from jail in New Orleans in March 2006 and placed on house arrest after posting $500,000 (GBP250,000) bail.
But plans for his retrial have now been pushed back until the summer after Judge Martha Sassone agreed to a joint request from the defence and prosecution to delay jury selection - which was to begin on 11 February (08).
The two parties came to the decision after a meeting with Sassone on Tuesday (29Jan08), during which Miller's lawyer Ron Rakosky is reported to have discovered the names of several more witnesses prosecutor David Wolff planned to call to the stand to give testimonies.
Wolff is also said to have asked for more time in the case to find a particular witness.
Full details about the latest developments have not been revealed because Sassone has banned both sides from discussing the case with the media.
Attorneys for both the prosecution and defence will return to court on 11 February (08), when Rakosky will enter a formal request for change of venue and a dismissal of the indictment altogether.
Rapper C-MURDER has been ordered into a full house arrest after violating the terms of his incarceration by appearing at a premiere.
The Louisiana star, real name COREY MILLER, attended the launch of a Hurricane Katrina documentary in New Orleans while he awaits a retrial for the 2002 murder case involving the shooting of a 16-year-old.
Angry State District Judge Martha Sassone reprimanded the rap star, stating he's not supposed to "have a social life" while awaiting trial.
Miller's original murder conviction was overturned after a judge ruled that prosecutors withheld the criminal backgrounds of key witnesses.
LATEST: Rapper COREY 'C-MURDER' MILLER has escaped further jail time after a Louisiana judge ruled last week (13JUL06) that he hadn't broken the terms of his house arrest by visiting a fast food restaurant during a court-approved excursion in May (06).
Judge Martha Sassone declared her confidence in the troubled hip-hop star by releasing him from the home incarceration programme he has been subjected to while awaiting a retrial for murder.
The NO LIMIT star was freed in March (06) after being wrongly incarcerated in 2003 for the shooting of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in Louisiana the previous year (JAN02).
He was ordered to wear a monitor so authorities could track his movements, which were largely restricted to his home, and was only allowed visits from his family and priest.
While Miller will no longer be confined to home-monitoring, his release will still be closely supervised. AllHipHop.com reports the rapper must abide by a 10 pm curfew and he is banned from drinking and going to bars.