After being arrested on charges of murder earlier this week, former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight plead “not guilty” during his arraignment at a Compton Courthouse Tuesday.
The 49-year-old entertainer is accused of intentionally backing his truck into two men, leaving one dead and the other injured. According to reports, Knight was in a heated argument with Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, on the set of the upcoming movie “Straight Outta Compton.” The altercation found its way to the parking lot of a local burger joint where Knight and Sloan allegedly exchanged punches through the window of Knight’s truck. The altercation ended when Knight allegedly threw his car in reverse and ran down Sloan and another man. Sloan escaped with an injured foot and a concussion. Meanwhile, the hit killed Terry Carter, 55, whom The Los Angeles Times reports was not involved in the fight, but knew the defendant.
On Tuesday, Knight arrived in court wearing an orange jump suit and plead not guilty to one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit-and-run and allegations that he committed a felony while on bail for another, unrelated, case. The Death Row Records co-founder has two previous strikes on his record. If he is found guilty of the murder of Terry Carter, he could face life in prison.
Knight is being represented by David Kenner. Attorney James Blatt previously handled Knight’s case ahead of Tuesday’s arraignment.
UPDATE (2/3/15) 2:58 p.m. EST: