Police say they don't know whether or not the killing the star is accused of was premeditated...

C-MURDER is to face a charge of second-degree murder over the gun slaying of a teenager in a LOUISIANA nightclub.

The rapper, brother of No Limit Records founder Master P, was arrested on Friday (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.

C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, is being held at Jefferson Correctional Facility in Gretna, Louisiana. 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. Police in Jefferson Parish say they have brought second-degree charge because they don’t know yet whether or not the killing was premeditated.

MTV reports that though Miller was a suspect in the killing from the outset, police didn’t have enough information to issue a warrant until he was apprehended in New Orleans on a separate incident. He was arrested at the House of Blues there and booked for disturbing the peace and criminal trespassing, having been barred from the club due to a previous incident. Once arrested, he was handed to police in Jefferson Parish.

Bail has been set at $1million.