Now that the trial is over and Corey “C-Murder” Miller has been convicted for murder, a juror now steps up to state that foul play happened in casting the votes and declaring that Miller was indeed guilty.
Mary Jacob, who had a hand on two occasions in having the deciding vote for the murder trial, has now come forth to admit that one juror did not fully believe that Miller was indeed guilty of the crime he was being accused of, but her vote was tainted by other jurors who ultimately made her decide in their favor. According to a statement from NOLA news, Jacob said that an Xavier University student was the reason behind the delay as she felt Miller was innocent. The judge’s request for a speedy decision for the trial caused problems for the 20-year-old girl from her peers.
“This thing had to come to an end for this girl’s health, her sanity,” said Jacob, executive director of a group that advocates for families and the disabled. “I believe what happened to Steve Thomas on the floor of the Platinum Club happened to her verbally…I was more worried about this little girl than I was about Corey Miller. Corey Miller will survive whatever happens to him. They literally made this 20 year-old girl so violently ill…She was shaking so bad. She ran into the bathroom. She was throwing her guts up. She couldn’t function anymore. That’s when I decided, the judge don’t want to listen to me, doesn’t want to listen to us? I told them, ‘You want him to be guilty? He’s guilty, now let’s get the hell out of here.”
Today, Miller received the verdict for another case as he was sentenced to ten years in prison on attempted murder charges from an altercation at a nightclub in 2001. It has only been 11 days since he was given a life sentence for his murder case, but prosecutors stood in front of the court in Louisiana to recommend the sentence. They have, however, stated that he should be credited with time that he has already spent in jail while he awaited the trial and was under house arrest.
Although the amount of time has yet to be figured out for the sentence he received today, does it really matter if he’s already doing life. Really, what’s ten more years to life?