(Gossip-Grind News) Suge Knight Charged With Murder:
Former Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight has officially been charged with murder. The L.A. County D.A. filed the charges in connection with the death of Terry Carter, who was killed Thursday after Suge ran him over after an altercation in Compton, Ca. Carter was struck and killed after Knight ran over actor Clearly “Bone” Sloan. In addition to murder, Knight was charged with several other felonies, including attempted premeditated murder, hit and run resulting in death, and hit and run resulting in injury.
The official charges come hours after Knight’s $2.2-million bail was revoked. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told The Times that Knight’s bail was pulled for the following reasons: “Possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, possible witness intimidation issues and his criminal past.”
Knight, 49, allegedly ran over Terry Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan with his truck.
Carter was killed.
The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and the victims began arguing on the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the group N.W.A, said Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Department’s detectives unit.
Knight is due to make his first court appearance in Compton on Tuesday.
Knight’s attorney, James E. Blatt, told The Times that his client was being assaulted and, while trying to get away from his attackers, accidentally ran the two men over.
Prosecutors say Knight’s actions were intentional.
Blatt described Carter as a good friend of Knight who was trying to break up the fight.
But Sgt. Richard Biddle of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the Carter family told investigators they disagree with that characterization.
“They say that Suge and their father are not close friends,” Biddle said, adding that he had watched surveillance video from the crime scene. (Los Angeles Times)
Knight is currently being held without bail, and faces life in prison.