Former rap mogul Suge Knight pleaded not guilty to murder and all other charges, stemming from a fatal hit-and-run incident in January in Compton, California. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. A judge also denied his request to reduce his $10 million bail.
It looks like Suge Knight won’t be leaving prison anytime soon. A judge denied his request for a reduced bail during his arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty to murder and all other charges from a hit-and-run incident in January, on April 30.
Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Murder — Judge Denies Request For Reduced Bail
Suge’s bail was already reduced from $25 million to $10 million, but he wanted a judge to knock it down to $5 million, TMZ reports. Los Angeles County Judge Ronald Coen denied the request.
Suge “faces one count of murder for the death of Terry Carter, one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan, and one count of hit-and-run,” CNN reports. If convicted, Suge, 49, is facing life in prison.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Suge is accused of running over the two men during an argument in January in Compton, California.
Sloan, 51, testified earlier this month, but he refused to name Suge as his attacker, according to CNN affiliates KABC and KTLA. Apparently, Sloan doesn’t want to be considered a “snitch” and send the former rap mogul to prison for the rest of his life. Sloan was allegedly offered immunity to testify against Suge, but he still refuses.
Floyd Mayweather Paying Suge Knight’s Bail?
Earlier today, Suge’s lawyer claimed that Floyd Mayweather would be paying his bail if he wins his fight this Saturday, May 2. However, that is not true, according to TMZ.
Suge’s lawyer was wrong when he said there was a plan in place for Floyd to pay the rap mogul’s bail, a source close to the fighter told TMZ.
“They haven’t been in contact in several years,” the source said.
Suge’s lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, claims he was given information about the bail plan by Suge’s family.
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