C-Murder (Corey Miller) is serving a life sentence for the beating and killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas in 2002.
Kenneth Jordan is a big part of the reason why the brother of Master P and Silk The Shocker was found guilty.
Jordan testified at Miller’s second trial in 2009. (He wasn't called for the first trial in 2003) He said that he saw Thomas get attacked by several men when he stepped off the stage of a rap concert inside the Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana.
He told the jury that Thomas was getting beaten badly, but C-Murder wasn't throwing punches. However, when the fracas subsided, he said C-Murder stepped forward and shot Thomas once, killing him with a bullet through the heart.
Now he's recanting that testimony.
In a new affidavit, Jordan, who was at the club during the shooting, said the police didn't speak to him until a year after the incident. And they did so after his baby son had been found dead. The mother would eventually be charged with that murder, but Jordan alleges the officers took advantage of the situation and pressured him to fabricate allegations against C-Murder.
“I was distraught and scared,” Jordan claims in the affidavit. “JPSO officers told me that if I testified against Corey Miller I could ‘go home’; they told me what to say; they fed me facts about the fight and details about the DJ and the dance party, none of which I really knew.”
“I know that the individual who I saw shoot the gun was not Corey Miller,” he states in the affidavit, which is dated June 23.
According to Jordan, he also tried to recant his statement before Millers' 2009 trial.
“I told the JPSO Officers that my 2003 statement was not the truth, but the officers forced me to testify anyway,” the affidavit states. “They kept saying, ‘It’s on black and white now, too late.’”
C-Murder has long proclaimed his innocence and has said that he knows who the real gunman is, but won't snitch on him.
"Let me tell you something about me," Miller explained. "You ain't never gonna hear nothing come out my mouth pointing the finger at nobody else. That just ain't gonna happen. That's just the way I live. That's the way I come up."
Miller's case and Jordan's recanted testimony will be the subject of an episode of Investigation Discovery’s Reasonable Doubt tomorrow night (June 27th).