AceShowbiz - Incarcerated rapper C-Murder has been denied a retrial in his murder case, even though two original witnesses have since recanted their statements.
Master P's brother, real name Corey Miller, was handed a life sentence in 2003 after he was found guilty of the 2002 killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in a New Orleans, Louisiana nightclub.
The conviction for second degree murder was overturned in 2006, only for C-Murder to be convicted again following a second trial in 2009.
Last year (2018), Miller's lawyer launched a fresh bid for a new trial after two men who were called as witnesses for the prosecution in the original case confessed to lying under oath after reportedly being pressured by police detectives.
However, the request was shut down by Judge Steven Enright of 24th Judicial District Court this week (ends January 25), after declaring the defence failed to present enough of a case for it to be reheard.
The judge also dubbed the news of the two witnesses' retracted statements as "highly suspicious", branding it "tantamount to perjury," according to The New Orleans Advocate.
Representatives for Miller, who has always maintained his innocence, have yet to comment on the latest developments.