BATON ROUGE -- Corey Miller, the rapper who goes by the name C-Murder, pleaded no contest today to two counts of attempted second degree murder in a Baton Rouge case. He still faces trial in Jefferson Parish on a murder charge.
Miller, 38, was set to go on trial this week in East Baton Rouge Parish on two counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with an August 2001 incident at Club Raggs in north Baton Rouge.
Attempted second-degree murder has a sentence of up to 50 years in prison. Miller faces a sentence of at least 10 years, but he will be given credit for time served already, including a period of home incarceration in Jefferson Parish.
Sentencing will be in 90 days. Miller will stay in prison here until then.
Jury selection started Tuesday in the 19th Judicial District court here and was continuing today when the no-contest decision was announced in open court around noon.
The club's owner, Norman Sparrow, and a bouncer, Ronnie Williams, were Miller's targets. Authorities say Miller pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his waist band and attempted to shoot Sparrow after Miller refused to be searched by Williams before being allowed inside.
But the pistol jammed and jammed again when he attempted to shoot Williams, according to police. Miller then left.
In Jefferson Parish, Miller is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 3 on an unrelated charge that he shot and killed Steve Thomas, 16, during a brawl at a Harvey nightclub on Jan. 12, 2002.