Early this week, Judge Hans Liljeberg of the 24th Judicial District Court denied Corey “C-Murder” Miller and his prosecutors postponement request made earlier this month.
The postponement request was made because Juan Flowers, a man currently serving life in prison, claims that he is the one who killed 16-year-old Steve Thomas in 2002.
Since the postponement request was denied prosecutors will only have two weeks to investigate Flowers’ claims. Prosecutors were also hoping to investigate whether or not obstruction of justice or witness tampering were involved.
“This is, in fact, a key issue in the trial,” Assistant District Attorney David Wolff explained to Judge Liljeberg.
C-Murder’s trial has already been postponed twice and Judge Liljeberg was ready to begin the trial in January before it was postponed.
“I wanted to go to trial with it that Monday [January 12],” said Judge Liljeberg.
For seven years C-Murder has awaited trail for the 2002 murder of Steve Thomas at a nightclub and he faces life in prison if convicted. Jury selection for the trial is expected to begin on August 3.