Suge Knight due in court for hearing in robbery case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion “Suge” Knight is scheduled to return to court Thursday for a hearing in which prosecutors will detail some of their evidence to support a robbery case against the former rap music mogul.

Knight is charged along with comedian Katt Williams with taking a celebrity photographer’s camera in September 2014, just days after the Death Row Records co-founder was shot in a nightclub.

Williams and Knight have pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors are scheduled to present evidence Thursday that could lead to a judge ordering the men to stand trial.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen will also preside over a hearing in a separate murder case against Knight. The Death Row Records co-founder is charged with running over two men outside a Compton burger stand in January, killing 55-year-old Terry Carter.

Knight, 50, has already been ordered to stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges. His attorneys have said Knight was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan, an adviser on the film “Straight Outta Compton.”

Knight was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s, and his Death Row Records label once listed Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists. He lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.

Knight faces potential life sentences if convicted in either case due to prior convictions for armed robbery and assault with a gun.


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