C-Murder, a rapper under house arrest while awaiting trial on a murder charge, is hosting an anti-crime news conference at 11 a.m. today (April 14, 2009).
This is the alternate universe aka the New Orleans area.
The Rev. Toris Young, who heads the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance Of Churches For All People, says rapper Corey Miller is among a new group joining forces to fight violent crime in the New Orleans area. Tuesday's news conference will take place at the Kenner home of Miller's grandmother, where he is being detained.
Young, whose group is also leading an effort to recall U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao, has also had run-ins with the law. In 2006, Young pleaded guilty to 11 counts of fraud and identity theft. He was released from federal prison last year and is currently on probation.
Miller, who performed under the name "C-Murder" is accused of killing a teenager in 2002 at a now-closed nightclub in Jefferson Parish. He has denied involvement in the killing. He is charged with second-degree murder. If convicted, he would face life in prison.