Judge delays case after ‘Suge’ Knight hires Jackson lawyer

30 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Suge Knight Gets New Lawyer, and Murder Trial Is Delayed.

The 50-year-old Death Row Records co-founder was involved in a lethal hit-and-run on January 29, which resulted in severe injuries for Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan and the death of 55-year-old man Terry Carter.Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has hired a new attorney, his fourth since he was taken into custody in January, court officials said on Friday.

And in light of his new appointment, Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen has delayed proceedings to provide Mesereau the time he needs to file his own paperwork and catch up with key facts of the case. The appearance of attorney Thomas Mesereau prompted the judge to reschedule a hearing on a motion by Knight to dismiss murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges. Knight’s defence throughout preliminary hearings has been he drove erratically in an attempt to escape an assault from Sloan and Carter, claiming he feared for his life because both men had guns.

Coen said that wasn’t entirely true and that he had entered a sealed order about Knight’s rights in jail at the request of sheriff’s officials that prosecutors did not know about. Fletcher made headlines last month when he said that if Knight’s friend, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr, won his history-making match against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Mayweather would cover his client’s $10-million (Dh36.7 million) bail. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years’ probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992. Knight, 50, is being held on charges that he murdered a man and attempted to murder another in January near the shooting of a promotional video for the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” That film is about the rap group N.W.A., some of whose members Mr.

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