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Feb022015

Suge Knight Charged with Murder in Hit-and-Run Case

Credit: Michael Bezjian/WireImageMarion "Suge" Knight has been charged with murder and attempted murder along with other counts stemming from a hit-and-run incident in Compton, California, last Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Knight is scheduled to enter a plea on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He is being held without bail.  Bail initially was set at $2.2 million, and Knight didn’t take advantage of it. But a judge revoked that bail, calling Knight a possible flight risk and saying there’s also concern he might try to intimidate witnesses.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Knight was allegedly driving a truck that ran over two men standing in a parking lot outside a Compton restaurant.  One was injured and another, Terry Carter, died.

Knight is charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit-and-run with an allegation that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case.  Knight was out on bail in a separate robbery case at the time of the incident.

The complaint notes the allegations, together with Knight's prior convictions, make this a third-strike case, and if convicted Knight faces life in prison.


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