Suge Knight Passes Out in Court After Bail Is Set at $25 Million
The Death Row co-founder collapsed in court moments after a Los Angeles judge ruled he would be held on $25 million bail for the murder charges he racked up, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was soon rushed to a jail hospital after the incident.
This is actually the fourth time Suge has been transported by ambulance from a courthouse since he was charged with the murder of Terry Carter, Rolling Stone reported, adding that he's suffered health problems throughout the pretrial hearings. Deputy Dist. Atty. Cynthia J. Barnes told the Los Angeles Times she believed Suge "did it in front of the cameras."
Meanwhile, Suge's defense attorney, Matthew Fletcher, said the hip hop mogul has been struggling with diabetes and a blood clot, and has not been getting the proper medical treatment in jail. He has been in solitary confinement since he was charged with the January 29th hit-and-run murder, which has reportedly limited his access to the medical care he needs.
The hip hop mogul is facing charges of one count of murder, one count of attempted murder and two counts of hit-and-run. He is accused of running over two men – Terry Carter and Cle "Bone" Sloan - who was injured by Suge's vehicle during a film shoot for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
In addition to those charges, the deputy district attorney also documented Suge's extensive "brushes with the law" in about 300 pages of written arguments and supporting evidence. She listed 31 incidents in the last decade that he was accused of acting violently or threatening to do so.