New Orleans’ Times-Picayune, reports that 35-year-old Dwayne “Wango” Cobbins pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence by threatening to use force to influence one or more persons in the 2002 second-degree murder case against Corey “C-Murder” Miller.
Miller rose to fame as an integral part of Master P’s No Limit Records roster during the mid-to-late ’90’s. Miller was accused in the 2002 killing of Steve Thomas, but was granted a new trial after it was determined prosecutors improperly withheld criminal background information on three witnesses. His case will be retried again in April.
Details of exactly what Cobbins did to tamper with the case have not been released. Public records show Cobbins pleaded guilty to a narcotics charge in 2006. Cobbins had also previously been booked in Jefferson Parish in 2002, with an official police report stating he wore a chain attached to a TRU Records diamond-studded medallion. Additionally, an artist named “Wango” is credited with a feature on Miller’s 2001 album, C-P-3.Com. Prosecutors also accused Miller of trying to intimidate witnesses, but he was never formally charged with tampering.
Assistant District Attorney David Wolff, who also represents Miller, declined to discuss any of the particulars around Cobbins’ tampering case.