A second key witness in Corey “C-Murder” Miller’s 2002 second-degree murder case has recanted his story.
The Times-Picayune reports that Darnell Jordan, who testified in both the rapper’s second-degree murder trials, signed an affidavit stating that he lied when he identified the New Orleans rapper as the shooter. "I am certain that Corey Miller did not shoot Steve Thomas," reads a July 2 affidavit.
Jordan’s admission comes six days after another critical witness Kenneth Jordan (no relation) said he lied when he testified in Miller's case. Kenneth claims that he was coerced into identifying Miller or else police would have press charges against him in an unrelated crime. In the filed affidavit, he wrote, “I know the individual that I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller.”
15 years ago Miller was on trial for the shooting death 16-year-old Steven Thomas at the Platinum Club in 2002. After his first trial was thrown out by a judge, Miller was retried and found guilty second-degree murder, and he was sentenced to life without parole.
In an interview with WDSU, Miller said that he doesn't harbor an ill-feelings towards Kenneth. “I want him to know I’m not upset with him,” he said. "I’m proud him. And me and my family, and my daughters. My daughters, we thank him. For real. This is a life-changing moment."
"My heart hasn't smiled since I've been locked up for 16 years, and I just want them to know that my heart is smiling," he added.
There's no word if Miller will be released from prison in light these two affidavits. Neither the Sheriff's Office nor the Jefferson Parish district attorney's fice has commented on the matter.