Rapper C-Murder has been convicted of murdering a 16-year-old boy in a shooting at a nightclub.
Relatives of C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, began sobbing as the verdict was read out at a court in Gretna, Louisiana, and were escorted out of the courtroom.
The charge carries an automatic life sentence.
Miller is the younger brother of rapper Percy Miller Jr., who is known as Master P.
Their father, Percy Miller Sr., said the family would seek an appeal.
Steve Thomas was beaten and shot dead on January 12, 2002, during a fight outside the Platinum Club in Harvey.
Before they began deliberations, jurors were told they could find Miller, 30, innocent of second-degree murder but guilty of manslaughter in Thomas’s death.
But Assistant District Attorney Roger Jordan urged them to convict on the more serious charge: “Miller’s a murderer. He’s a killer.”