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Kim Kardashian and C-Murder were trending Twitter topics on Sunday (August 16) after the Keeping Up With Kardashians star vowed to help spring Master P’s brother Corey “C-Murder” Miller from prison. Miller has been behind bars for the better part of the last decade after he was convicted of killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas outside of a Louisiana nightclub in 2002.

Renewed interest in the case hit a fever pitch in the wake of BET’s No Limit Chronicles, which aired last week. Shortly after Kardashian’s tweet, Miller’s ex-girlfriend Monica headed to social media and said she was linking with the reality television queen to push the “Free C-Murder” initiative further, insisting he’s innocent.

“@cmurder & I are bonded by truth, honesty & Loyalty!” she wrote in the caption. “There’s never been a promise broken & I vowed to seek help! After a tearful conversation with @lala she and I spoke to @kimkardashian & I explained why I KNEW Corey was innocent… I shared that There are lots of issues in Corey’s case that speak to his innocence including witnesses recanting their testimony, dna not matching & a 10-2 jury!”

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@cmurder & I are bonded by truth, honesty & Loyalty ! There’s never been a promise broken & I vowed to seek help! After a tearful conversation with @lala she and I spoke to @kimkardashian & I explained why I KNEW Corey was innocent… I shared that There are lots of issues in Corey’s case that speak to his innocence including witnesses recanting their testimony, dna not matching & a 10-2 jury! Corey deserves to come home to his girls and be the father they need, be the artist & leader he’s always been as well as spread hope to those who have also experienced this.. I’ve locked arms with @kimkardashian, @jessicajackson, @edyhaney and all those who believe in Corey and are ready to fight to #FreeCoreyMiller #FreeCoreyMiller #FreeCoreyMiller

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The celebrated R&B singer added, “Corey deserves to come home to his girls and be the father they need, be the artist & leader he’s always been as well as spread hope to those who have also experienced this. I’ve locked arms with @kimkardashian, @jessicajackson, @edyhaney and all those who believe in Corey and are ready to fight to #FreeCoreyMiller #FreeCoreyMiller #FreeCoreyMiller.”

In subsequent posts, Monica pleaded with his fans to join the fight and shared a few throwback photos of their time together.

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Pls Join us in our fight to free Corey Miller …. Share you favorites photos and hashtag #FREECoreyMiller ….. What’s your favorite @cmurder song?

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You have always been the most thorough & reliable human ever ! So many believe in you & stand with you !! You sacrificed it all for those you love! Let’s see it come back to you! @cmurder #FreeCoreyMiller

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Miller’s case has been marred by inconsistencies. Not one but two witnesses recanted their stories and Miller’s DNA not matching the DNA found at the scene has raised questions.

Also, as Kardashian pointed out in her tweet, “The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted. Since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict.”

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Even so, Judge Steven Enright of 24th Judicial District Court denied Miller’s request for another retrial in January 2019, explaining the two witnesses who recanted their stories weren’t credible.

Despite Barker’s best efforts, Enright wrote the recantations of previous testimony “are highly suspicious” and except in rare circumstances “a new trial should not be granted on the basis of a recantation because it is tantamount to perjury so as to discredit the witness at a later trial.”

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