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No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

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Two weeks after he was allowed to promote an album and a novel in media interviews, rapper C-Murder got permission Tuesday to leave the confines of house arrest so he can continue his recording career.

However, Corey Miller did not get all he wanted; a Jefferson Parish judge denied his request for free travel throughout the New Orleans area four days per week, including trips to a recording studio in St. Tammany Parish and to Baton Rouge to seek a new home for his children.

"He'll be allowed to go to work, but we'll have to know the exact time and location," 24th Judicial District Judge Martha Sassone said in reining in Miller's request to modify the rules of home incarceration.

Miller, 36, is awaiting retrial on a second-degree murder charge in the Jan. 12, 2002, killing of Steve Thomas, 16, who was shot in the chest during a brawl in the now-closed Platinum Club in Harvey.

For the past year, Miller has been under house arrest as a condition of the $500,000 bail Sassone set after the state Supreme Court upheld her order granting him a new trial.

Miller already is allowed to attend religious services on Sunday mornings and Bible study on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sassone noted.

But she declined his latest request to leave his residence from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., four days per week. She told him and his attorney, Ron Rakosky, that she will consider each request to work "as it comes."

Though home incarceration is rare for people charged with murder in Jefferson Parish, it is not unheard of for judges to allow people under house arrest to leave their residences to work, court records show.

The house arrest "severely and adversely" affects Miller's ability to earn money to pay for his defense and support his family, Rakosky said. "He needs to be able to get back to work."

Miller also wanted permission to help his ex-wife and their three children, displaced to Houston by Hurricane Katrina, find a new home in Baton Rouge, Rakosky said. He also told Sassone that Miller might eventually want to move to St. Tammany Parish, where he wants to work in a recording studio, which was not named.

Miller is serving out house arrest in his grandmother's Kenner home, which Rakosky said might be sold.

Assistant District Attorney Roger Jordan balked at the request, saying "home incarceration means home incarceration."

"In this case, home incarceration (officers) would have no way to monitor the defendant," Jordan said. "In this case, the defendant is asking for carte blanche release."

Jordan also opposed Miller's possible relocation to St. Tammany Parish and asked Sassone to restrict his residency to Jefferson Parish.

"I don't think St. Tammany wants a person under second-degree murder indictment (from) Jefferson Parish," he said.

In October, Sassone allowed Miller to be photographed for promotional purposes, but barred promotional appearances and media interviews because of her gag order. On March 1, she granted Miller's request -- his third -- to promotional interviews for an album and a novel he wrote, both done while he was jailed.

Last year, amid prosecutors' accusations that Miller violated house arrest rules numerous times, Sassone removed him from home incarceration and instead gave him a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and restricted him to Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

She put him back under house arrest a month later, after he appeared on television at the Aug. 16 premiere of Spike Lee's documentary on Katrina. She told Miller he was given house arrest to help his legal defense, "not to have a social life."

Miller has sought Sassone's permission to leave his residence several times, but she denied the requests.

Rakosky on Tuesday said Miller has had no infractions while under house arrest, but Jordan argued that the rapper violated the rules on May 4, when he made an unauthorized visit to a Smoothie King in Metairie during a court-approved outing.

"It's not like he's had clean hands in home incarceration," Jordan said.

- "Rapper may leave house: But C-Murder can go only to studio," Paul Purpura, The Times Picayune http://www.nola.com/t-p/, West Bank bureau, March 14, 2007. http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/westbank/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1173850838105470.xml&coll=1&thispage=1