Kim Kardashian and Monica Arnold are currently lobbying Donald Trump to free New Orleans rapper, C Murder, who was convicted of murder in 2002. They claim that C Murder is innocent and should have his conviction overturned.
While C Murder's celebrity friends are being heard on the issue, not many are talking about the victim in the homicide - a 16-year-old boy.
Multiple members of the 16-year-old victim's family have reached out to MTO News and asked to have their voices heard. They claim that C Murder is a killer who brutally murdered their family member - a teenage boy.
And they asked MTO News to objectively tell the story of what happened to the victim.
The victim was Steve Thomas, a 16-year-old high school student whose favorite artist was C Murder. Steve heard that C-Murder was performing a show near him in Harvey, Louisiana, and so he borrowed an older friend’s ID so he could get into the club to see his hero perform.
Steve told his parents he was going to a movie and headed to the Platinum Club with gold foil wrapped around his teeth — a fake “grill” to look cool.
When Steve got in, he saw his idol C Murder. The teenage boy was so excited that he tried to get close to C Murder to shake his hand and talk. Big mistake.
Here are the facts of the case, taken from a recent Medium article:
Few details have emerged about exactly how things went bad when Thomas encroached on C-Murder’s personal space. What we do know is that he was quickly issued a severe beating by Miller’s entourage of at least 15 people. The rap star himself landed many blows. And then a shot rang out, accompanied by (according to some witnesses) a furious Miller shouting “Do you know who the f — - I am?”
Most of the attendees scattered after the gun was fired, and few who were around when the police arrived were willing to talk.
This wasn’t the first time C-Murder was alleged to have pulled his gun in anger. He had been found guilty in a previous incident in Baton Rouge, where he shot at a club owner who refused to let him in with his firearm.
Miller was eventually found guilty of the crime, but the legal proceedings have been fraught with controversy. There have been multiple accusations of witness intimidation on those who alleged to have seen C-Murder pull the trigger. On the other side, many believe the trial had been unfair to Miller because of the lack of physical evidence, and the fallibility of eyewitness accounts. Also, one juror has said she felt bullied by the court and fellow jurors to convict him against her judgement. Nonetheless, C-Murder has received a life sentence and has been incarcerated for over a decade. He continues to release music from prison and maintains his innocence.