It seems like C-Murder's re-trial won't be starting anytime soon as three judges have reportedly refused to hear the case because of their prior involvement.
C- Murder, born Corey Miller, is accused of killing sixteen year old Steve Thomas in 2002 during a brawl at the defunct Platinum Club in Louisiana.
He has been under house arrest awaiting re-trial since his initial murder conviction was overturned in 2006.
The judge who was initially presiding over C-Murder's case, Martha Sassone, lost the re-election bid for her seat to Judge Ellen Kovach in November 2008.
During the election run, Kovach harshly criticized Sassone for letting C-Murder out of jail and accused her of giving the rapper preferential treatment.
According to The Times Picayune, Kovach refused to hear the case on Wednesday (January 7) saying that her campaign run and judicial ethics would be scrutinized if she presided over it.
"The recent election campaign for the office I now hold was contentious and involved, at least indirectly, aspects of the matter before the court," Kovach wrote. "So as to avoid a situation wherein the court's impartiality might reasonably be questioned ... I believe it to be in the best interest of justice that I voluntarily recuse myself from presiding over this matter."
The case was then allotted to two other judges, Conn Regan and Lee Faulkner, who both also refused to hear the case because of their ties to C-Murder's case.
Before becoming a judge, Faulkner was appointed by Sassone in 2002 to represent C- Murder while Regan had "direct supervision" over the rapper's case when he was chief of trials at the district attorney's office.
Prior to leaving office, Sassone had set C-Murder's trial to begin on Monday (January 12) but without a judge to oversee the case, the rapper’s trial will be delayed again.