Although incarcerated rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller is currently serving a life sentence after being found guilty of second degree murder in 2009, his legal woes have yet to cease. According to New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune, C-Murder will now face a civil trial in the death of Steve Thomas, the teenager whose murder was at the center of the rapper’s trial nearly four years ago.
The civil trial has been brought about due to a lawsuit filed against C-Murder by Thomas’ parents, Delores and George Thomas.
Before the trial began, C-Murder revealed his financial struggle with fans and as an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola it’s reported that he only receives about 10 cents per hour for any work done at the prison.
“A judgment against him in this proceeding is of little consequence to him,” C-Murder’s attorney, Roy Maughan Jr. revealed. “What can you take from a man who has lost his liberty? He’s lost his liberty. There’s no money to be taken.”
Since the judge in the matter, Judge Glenn Ansardi, has already decided that C-Murder is civilly liable, the civil trial will essentially determine if the Thomas’ will be awarded damages and if so, how much.
Trey Mustian, the attorney for the Thomas’, also shared his thoughts on the upcoming trial as he revealed that Judge Ansardi’s decision to place civil liability on C-Murder will make the civil trial much “easier.”
As of now, a set date for the civil trial has yet to be announced.