Just as we expected, Suge Knight will be standing trial for murder and attempted murder charges. His bail was also reduced from $25 million to $ 10 million. I know he was balling, but does he have “that kind of money??.
A judge ruled Thursday that Marion “Suge” Knight must stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges. The former rap music mogul hit two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million.
Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from injured victim Cle “Bone” Sloan.
Authorities contend Suge, intentionally hit the men, killing Terry Carter, 55. Knight’s attorney, Matt Fletcher, says his client was ambushed and was trying to escape Sloan’s attack when he ran over the men.
Sloan’s testimony demonstrated the difficulty in prosecuting Knight, who has gang ties and a reputation for intimidating witnesses.
“I will not be used to send Suge Knight to prison,” Sloan testified, adding that he was only on the stand because he was subpoenaed.
Prosecutors granted Sloan, a former gang member who’s known Knight for decades, limited immunity after he said he intended to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.
Sloan, an adviser on the upcoming film “Straight Outta Compton,” said he was trying to forget details of the crash, in which he suffered two fractured ankles, a serious cut to his head, two torn knee ligaments and a shoulder injury.