George Thomas, the sibling of Steve Thomas, exclusively told TMZ Hip Hop that his family hasn’t been able to grieve because Miller’s circle of celebrity friends continues to push for his freedom, which stirs up painful emotions for him and his relatives. He feels there is no consideration for his brother getting justice because he claims there is more than enough evidence to back the guilty verdict the court ruled 14 years ago. This news was in response to Kim Kardashian‘s recent statement championing Louisiana’s judicial system to reexamine the music artist’s case since the state passed a new law “that provides innocent people with the ability to raise a post-conviction claim of factual innocence.”
As Blavity previously reported, the reality TV star recently took to Twitter to once again support Master P‘s brother, who was convicted of murder in 2009 regarding the 2002 death of 16-year-old Thomas. In a lengthy online statement, she shared why Miller’s case should be reviewed again. After reviewing the case for years, she believes he’s served time behind bars for a crime he did not commit because there was no substantial evidence to prove he did it.
“I wanted to shed some light on a case that I’ve been working on for years…,” her tweet began. “Corey Miller has spent 21 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and his conviction is based entirely on the testimony of two men, whom the State dragged to trial just on material witness warrants. Those men have now sworn that their prior testimony was untrue. There is no remaining evidence that even suggests that Corey Miller is any more culpable than the hundreds of patrons who were at the Platinum Club on January 12, 2002, when Steve Thomas was tragically shot.”
“Rather than search for the real perpetrator of the crime, the local sheriff’s office zeroed in on proving a case against Mr. Miller,” she continued. “The lead detective harassed multiple witnesses and mishandled the case to such a degree that the trial court had no choice but to grant Mr. Miller a new trial after he was convicted in 2003.”
I wanted to shed some light on a case that I’ve been working on for years…
Corey Miller has spent 21 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and his conviction is based entirely on the testimony of two men, whom the State dragged to trial just on material witness…
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) August 3, 2023
The New Orleans native has been incarcerated for over two decades and has always claimed he was innocent of committing the crime. In a recent Instagram post, he thanked the mother of four for her consistent efforts to help him prove his innocence, with the caption, “It’s been a fight, and long journey for Justice. Thank you @kimkardashian 🙏🏾 and EVERYONE involved over the years (praying, advocating and believing) in my innocence.”
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According to Complex, Miller’s publicist shared that the 50-year-old believes DNA test results would show he was wrongfully arrested and charged because “31 concealed documents exist showing an illegal DNA cover-up” that was not included in his trial.