Rapper C-Murder's La. trial to go on as scheduled

July 21, 2009 10:26:20 AM PDT
A Louisiana judge has rejected a prosecution request to postpone next month's trial of rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller for killing a teenager at a New Orleans-area nightclub.

Prosecutors wanted a delay so they could investigate a claim by another man that he killed the teenager.

Judge Hans Liljeberg ruled Monday that prosecutors have less than two weeks to investigate allegations raised by Miller's attorney that Juan Flowers killed Steve Thomas on Jan. 12, 2002. Flowers is serving a life sentence in a Georgia prison for another killing.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 3 in Miller's case.

The 38-year-old Miller is charged with second-degree murder and faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted of killing Thomas.

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