Suge Knight Is Back in Court Today
Suge Knight's legal odyssey continues today (Oct. 13), as the Death Row Records founder is back in court. According to Billboard, hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court will see prosecutors lay out evidence in a robbery case against the mogul, who is currently ste to stand trial for murder and attempted murder stemming from a January incident in Compton that left one man dead and another seriously injured. As for the less serious case: Knight and the comedian Katt Williams have been charged with robbery after they allegedly took a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills. Both Knight and Williams have pled not guilty; the former's counsel pushed to get this particular hearing pushed back, due to legal and health concerns. (Since hearings in his murder case began, Knight has fainted in court and has revealed a possible brain tumor.) Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen, however, insisted that the hearing go on as planned.
The murder and attempted murder charges are derived from one day this January, when an argument from the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton spilled into the parking lot of a Compton burger stand. The catalyst for what happens next is disputed--Knight and his lawyers argue that he was threatened and attacked--but the car Knight was driving struck two men, Terry Carter and Cle "Bone" Sloan. The former died from his injuries; the latter has changed his account of the incident at least twice, and it now appears as if he will refuse to testify against Knight.