Kim Kardashian West and Monica Fight to Free Rapper C-Murder

Miller was sentenced to life in prison in 2009

August 17, 2020

Kim Kardashian West has joined the fight to free rapper C-Murder from prison. The New Orleans rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, received a life sentence in 2009 after a controversial murder conviction of 16-year-old Steven Thomas, who was shot and killed at a Louisiana nightclub in 2002.

While Miller’s lawyers attempted to appeal the conviction multiple times, they were unsuccessful. However, in 2018, two key witnesses recanted their testimonies, alleging that they were pressured into identifying Miller as the shooter by both police and prosecutors.

R&B singer Monica, who was dating C-Murder around the time of his incarceration, along with his brother, Master P have long been advocating for Miller’s release, and reached out to KKW to help bring attention to the case.

Kim was more than happy to help and took to Twitter on Sunday with her own appeal. “The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted… True justice for the young man requires that the person who actually killed him be held responsible and that Corey Miller he returned home to his kids.”

Kim has been fighting and committed to criminal justice and prison reform since she made waves and headlines with her request to reopen the case of Alice Marie Johnson in 2018. Johnson was a a first-time nonviolent drug offender who'd been serving a life sentence since 1996, and was eventually freed from prison after President Donald Trump commuted her sentence after after Kardashian West pleaded to him about Johnson's case.

Since then, Kardashian West has made criminal justice reform one of her top priorities, helping achieve clemency for life sentences of many other first-time nonviolent drug offenders, and has even begun studying to become a layer.

Miller expressed his gratitude to Kim and thanked “everyone praying for me,” with a post on Instagram. “My prayers are being answered in many ways ! Kim you’re changing lives of those of us that have been forgotten.”

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