C-Murder Released From House Arrest
C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, has been released from the house arrest he has been under since March 20th when his conviction in the killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas was overturned and a new trial was ordered.
According to The Times-Picayune, Judge Martha Sassone did not agree with prosecutor's allegations that Miller had violated the terms of his house arrest by traveling outside of the range of the electronic monitoring system in place to track his whereabouts. The judge reportedly commented that the house arrest sentence was becoming a "burden" to the nearby Gretna Police department, who run the monitoring program. Last month prosecutors asked the judge to revoke Miller's house arrest altogether and send him back to prison, citing one particular instance where his location was unknown for over 3 hours, as well as his failure to pay home incarceration fees.
Miller is now free to travel outside of his home, however he is still must be inside between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. If he violates these new terms, he could possibly lose the $500,000 bond he posted and be returned to prison until his new trial.