Corey Miller, the rapper who goes by the name C-Murder and brother of Master P, has pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted second degree murder and will be sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to published reports.
Jury selection was under way in East Baton Rouge Parish on two counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with an August 2001 incident at Club Raggs when Miller's plea was announced Wednesday.
The club's owner, Norman Sparrow, and a bouncer, Ronnie Williams, were Miller's targets. Authorities say Miller pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his waistband and attempted to shoot them after Miller refused to be searched before being allowed inside. Police say the pistol jammed.
He will be officially sentenced on Aug. 25.
C-Murder will stand trial on Aug. 3 on an unrelated second-degree murder charge stemming from the the January 2002 killing of a 16-year-old during a brawl in a Jefferson Parish nightclub.
Miller has served time in home confinement for the same case after being convicted in 2003. The Louisiana Supreme Court, however, ordered a new trial after agreeing with a lower court that said the jury in Miller's case should have been made aware of the background of witnesses who testified against the rapper.
He will remain behind bars until the Aug. 3 trial.
Sidebar: What a donkey! He certainly lived up to his name: "Murder-er".