Friend Of C-Murder Takes Fall For 2002 Homicide
Flowers, who was with Miller the night of the shooting, is currently serving a life sentence in Georgia for an unrelated homicide. He told authorities that it was he, not Miller, who fired the gun at victim, Steve Thomas. However, according to AllHipHop.com, Flowers also claimed that he and Miller are "not responsible" for the teen's death.
Already charged with second-degree murder in the case, Miller was convicted in 2003, and granted a retrial after it was discovered that prosecutors withheld evidence significant to the case. The retrial was scheduled to begin on August 3rd.
A judge is currently reviewing the validity of Flowers' confession, and deciding whether his testimony in court will be granted. Miller's legal team is requesting that Flowers be transported from the Georgia prison he resides in to the court, claiming that his testimony is "relevant and he is a material witness."
However, Flowers' confession contradicts the testimony of Dwayne "Wango" Cobbins, who was also there the night of the shooting. He testified that he witnessed first-hand Miller bringing a small gun into the club. Cobbins admitted that he did not see Miller shoot the gun since the chaos following the gunshots made it difficult. Cobbins is also serving jail time for obstruction of justice and threatening a witness in the C-Murder case.
Miller is currently serving a 10-year sentence on an unrelated second-degreee murder conviction, which he pleaded no contest to [click to read]. Having already served jail time, the rapper is currently under house arrest and could possibly finish his sentence in a matter of months.
Miller's family, including brothers Master P and Silkk The Shocker have kept quiet on the issue, although they have expressed their faith in their brother's innocence.