C-Murder Placed Back on House Arrest
Corey “C-Murder” Miller was ordered back on house arrest on Thursday (August 17) by the same judge who had released him from the program just a month earlier, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The ruling comes two days after a state appeals court found that Judge Martha Sassone improperly released him from the program on July 13 when she imposed a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and ordered him to stay within the Jefferson and Orleans parishes. Although the three-judge appeals panel said it found “inadequate support” for prosecutors allegations that Sassone abused her judicial discretion, they believed that she should have given the state a chance to argue against her decision prior to releasing Miller from home incarceration. In response to the appellate court’s ruling, Judge Sassone issued a one-page order stating that “Corey Miller is to be placed on complete home incarceration and is further ordered that he is not allowed to leave his residence at any time.” In a separate order also filed on Thursday, Sassone reinstated a gag order on all parties involved in the case that also extends to the home incarceration program.