Corey "C-Murder" Miller, the rapper convicted in August of killing a teenager in a Harvey nightclub, wants a judge to declare him indigent because he can't afford the costs of his appeal.
The 38-year-old is serving a mandatory life sentence in prison for the second-degree murder of 16-year-old Steve Thomas, who was shot in the now-closed Platinum Club on Jan. 12, 2002.
A motion filed by attorneys Robert J. Smith and John Adcock says Miller can't afford the estimated $20,703 to pay for the entire case record and all hearing, pretrial hearing and trial transcripts and fees. The transcripts alone would cost $17,335.
If state District Judge Hans Liljeberg declares him indigent, Miller would not have to pay those fees.