New Orleans, LA – Following a celebrity basketball charity event, Master P held a rally for his younger brother Corey “C-Murder” Miller on Thursday (July 5) on the Xavier University campus in New Orleans.
Miller is currently serving a life sentence for the 2002 murder of 16-year-old Steven Thomas. But after two key witnesses in Miller’s case recently recanted their statements pointing the finger at the No Limit rapper, Master P is demanding his brother’s release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
“It’s time for him to come home,” Master P said in a video shared by Nola.com. “They have no more witnesses. They already came and recanted their statements.”
Miller’s attorney was on hand for the rally and said he’d just spoken to his client who remains “cautiously optimistic.”
After a “Free Corey Miller” chant erupted from the crowd, Master P reminded those in attendance what he was fighting for.
“I want this to be about innocent people that are incarcerated,” he said. “Corey told me, he say, ‘If somebody committed a crime, they should be incarcerated.’ I mean, he’s a tough guy, he’s not perfect. But he told me, he said, ‘Big brother, I know I made a lot of mistakes. I named myself what I named myself.
“I’ve been convicted for my music but you know what? That can’t stop an innocent man and music is not a crime and naming yourself something is not a crime.’ Evidence shows that he is innocent. We can’t wait to get him home. We love y’all. We gonna keep supporting this movement.”
Miller was convicted in 2009 and has maintained his innocence since his arrest. In 2017, a Jefferson Parish judge ordered Miller to pay $1.15 million to Thomas’ family.
Since his conviction, he’s released at least four projects, including the 2016 Boosie Badazz collaboration, Penitentiary Chances.