Rapper ordered to pay more than US$1M to slain teen's family

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May 13, 2017
@Normal:In this August 16, 2006 file photo, rapper Corey Miller, who once went by the stage name of C-Murder, arrives at the premiere of Spike Lee's new documentary on Katrina, 'When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts', in New Orleans.

GRETNA, La. (AP):

A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as C-Murder who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim's family more than $1.1 million.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Jefferson Parish Judge Glenn Ansardi found Miller liable in a 2013 civil proceeding for the killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas.

He ordered Miller to pay $500,000 to each of Thomas's parents and $150,000 to account for the victim's suffering.

The parents' attorney, Trey Mustian, says that the order is more of a vindication of their son than any potential monetary award.

Miller was convicted of killing Thomas during a brawl outside the Platinum Club in Harvey on January 12, 2002.