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Suge Knight Reportedly Indicted For Making Death Threats Against 'Straight Outta Compton' Director

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When Knight was brought to court today (Getty Images)
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Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has reportedly been indicted for making death threats against Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, reports TMZ.

The Death Row Records founder is already facing separate murder charges from an incident related to the 2015 movie; in January 2015 he allegedly killed a man in a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton. A commercial for the film was being filmed at the time. That trial is set to begin in January 2018.

The death threats against Gray allegedly occurred the year before the hit-and-run. According to the grand jury indictment, which was obtained by TMZ, Knight "threatened to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury to Felix Gary Gray" on or around August 8, 2014. Knight will reportedly be arraigned on Thursday. TMZ reports that the indictment is actually dated February 7, 2017, but it's not yet known why there was a six-month gap between the indictment and the arraignment. We reached out to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office for confirmation but did not immediately hear back.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.