Prosecutors want ‘Suge’ Knight’s bail set at $25 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles prosecutors are asking a judge to set bail in a murder case against former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight at $25 million, citing his violent history.
The motion filed by Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes cites 31 incidents in which Knight is accused of threatening others or using violence. The motion also claims Knight has been involved in money laundering and extortion schemes targeting up-and-coming rappers in recent years.
The 49-year-old has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder after striking two men with his truck during a fight in a Compton, California, parking lot in late January.
The Death Row Records co-founder is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday morning for a hearing regarding his bail.
A phone message for Knight’s attorney, Matthew Fletcher, was not immediately returned.