Suge Knight Remains in Jail as More Details Emerge in Fatal Hit-and-Run
It looks like Suge Knight won’t be leaving jail anytime soon. The former Death Row Records CEO will stay locked up for the next six weeks as prosecutors build their case against him for murder.
Knight is currently charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run, stemming from an incident in which he struck two men with his pick-up truck during a Jan. 29 fight in a parking lot.
The murder charge is for Knight running over his friend Terry Carter and killing him, while the attempted murder charge is related to him hitting actor Cle “Bone” Sloan -- he was not killed. Knight’s attorneys maintain that he was trying to leave the altercation for he was in fear of his life.
According to the Associated Press, the decision to keep him jailed came at a hearing that also explored Knight's hospitalization for chest pains last week after he pleaded not guilty. Superior Court Judge Richard Ocampo denied a request for Knight to be examined by his personal physician. He believe the doctors in the county jail were sufficient enough to help him with his ailment.
Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Knight never gave Dr. Dre permission to use his likeness in the N.W.A biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and that’s what ignited the events which led to the fatal accident in the parking lot.
An insider told the celebrity gossip website that Knight wanted to speak with Dre about how he was being portrayed in the film. If you watch the movie’s new trailer, there’s a quick scene of what appears to be Knight assaulting someone in the studio. This alleged powwow between Knight and Dre never happened because of the altercation the former rap mogul had with Carter and Sloan.
Knight is due back in court on March 20. If convicted on all the charges, he could be sentenced to life in prison.