Delay for rapper C-Murder's retrial

January 31, 2008 5:18:55 AM PST
There will be a delay in the murder trial of rapper C-Murder.

Jury selection was to begin next month but now the trial has been pushed back to June 9th. Attorneys handling the case say problems have come up concerning some of the witnesses.

No details were available about what those problems were.

C-Murder is charged with second-degree murder in the January 12th, 2002, death of a teenage fan. Steve Thomas was shot to death at a club in Harvey, Louisiana.

A jury convicted the rapper in September, 2003. But months later, he was awarded a new trial after the judge found prosecutors withheld background information on three defense witnesses.

The rapper is under house arrest as a condition of his $500,000 bond. However, he has been able to leave his home to promote his music and a book he wrote while behind bars.