The rap mogul says his sibling was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" when he was arrested for murder...
MASTER P, NO LIMITS RECORDS owner and the rap mogul brother of jailed rapper C-MURDER, has spoken out about his brother’s arrest and jailing over charges of second degree murder.
As previously reported on NME.COM, C-Murder was arrested on January 18 after allegedly shooting and killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas with a single gunshot to the chest following an argument at the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana, on January 12.
“I think he’s a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” P said. “Also, you gotta understand that when you’re that big of an entertainer and you come from the ghetto, you can’t do those type of things. You can’t hang with the same type of crowd you been running with. It’s OK to make it out and move on. We definitely pray for him. That’s my brother, I love him to death.”
C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, is being held at Jefferson Correctional Facility in Gretna, Louisiana. He may have some time to wait until his day in court. The Jefferson Parish authorities are still reviewing the case and have not filed any formal charges yet.
Miller’s lawyer Roy Maughan Jr said police arrested the wrong man. “He thinks it’s very unfortunate that this young man was killed,” Maughan said. “But he’s absolutely not guilty.”
“We hope that once this is said and done, people will see he wasn’t involved with this,” P added to MTV. “But you got so much other stuff lingering around you … You have to deal with whatever the situation is. It’s definitely a tragedy for our family. Hopefully this teaches kids that you can’t live that type of life no more. Once you make it and change your life, you gotta move on.”
If convicted on the second degree murder charge, he could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It had been feared he could face the death penalty, but Louisiana only enacts that on a first degree murder charge.