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Suge Knight Is Stuck In Jail Because Of His Shady, Shady Past
It looks like Suge Knight won't be getting out of jail any time soon. His original bail set for $2.2 million on murder charges was pulled this morning—because of his shady criminal past.
L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told the L.A. Times that the sudden switch to the "no bail" hold is due to "possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, possible witness intimidation issues and his criminal past."
The news seemed to come as a shock to the rap mogul's lawyer, James E. Blatt, who told the Times, "I am working now to see what has happened."
Knight, the 49-year-old founder of Death Row Records, was arrested last Friday after he turned himself into the LAPD for hitting two people with his Ford F-150 Raptor pickup in Compton, injuring one and killing another, who turned out to be a friend of Knight's, after a fight.
L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Capt. John Corina told the Times that a fight broke out on the set of NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton around 3 p.m., and believe Knight followed the men to Tam's Burgers and ran them over before fleeing. However, Knight's attorney argues that Knight was actually being attacked at the time and tried to get escape in fear, and had no clue that he had fatally struck his friend, 55-year-old Terry Carter, and injured actor Cle “Bone” Sloan.
Knight is currently being held at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, and is expected in court on Tuesday, reported KTLA.