C-Miller On House Arrest

Rapper Corey Miller, formerly known as C-Murder, has gone from the Big House to house arrest pending his retrial on a second-degree murder charge.

Miller, now using the stage name C-Miller, was freed March 20th from the Jefferson Parish, La., jail where he’d been since 2002 after posting a $500,000 bond on the charge. He was also ordered to post another $500,000 bond on two unrelated charges of attempted murder.

The performer has been assigned to a home incarceration program and will wear a monitor. He’s required to stay in the home except for his court-appointed appointments with his attorney, according to a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Miller, whose older siblings are rap mogul Master P and Silkk The Shocker, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2002 shooting death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas inside New Orleans’ now-defunct Platinum Club. He faced a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The judge later ordered a new trial because prosecutors had withheld information about witnesses.

Meanwhile, Miller also faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from a 2001 case in Baton Rouge.

An arrest warrant said the rapper allegedly fired a semiautomatic handgun at the owner of Club Raggs and a security guard after they insisted that he be searched before entering the club.

The warrant said Miller was leaving when he grabbed the handgun from his waistband and tried to shoot the club owner, but the gun misfired. He managed to discharge a live round before the gun misfired again and he drove off. No one was injured.

The rapper surrendered to police two days after the warrant was issued.