Suge Knight is facing murder charges after a fatal hit and run accident which killed his friend, Terry Carter on January 30th 2015.
Marion Hugh Knight Jr. also known as “Suge” is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records.
The former music mogul has been charged with murder along with attempted murder after he allegedly ran over two people, which resulted in the death of one. According to the Los Angeles County district attorney the incident took place after an arrgument broke out.
The official charges come on Febuary 2nd 2015, just hours after Knight’s $2.2-million bail had been revoked.
Nicole Nishida a spokeswoman for the dupity sheriffs office told The Times that Knight’s bail had been revoked due to the following reasons: “Possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, possible witness intimidation issues and his criminal past.”
Knight allegedly hit both Terry Carter and Cle Slone, aka “Bone” with his truck ultimanely resulting in Carters death.
Terry Carter was a friend of Knight’s and owns a record label in both Compton and Interlocutor. The two men came up together both in the industry and in Compton. Knight with Death Row, and Carter with Heavyweight Records. According to David Weldon who is a producer known primarly as “Rhythm D” (referring to Carter) “his whole plan was to get Suge and Dre back together.” The confrontation seems to of begun around 3 p.m. Thursday. Knight and the victims were arguing on the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about the group N.W.A, said Lt. John Corina of the Sheriff’s Department’s detectives unit.
While Suge Knight is facing murder charges, his longtime lawyer is calling everything an accident. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is said to be reviewing video evidence along with interviewing people who are to have said, “looked like it was an intentional act”. “Terry was coming up in the lot, the car hits him, knocks him down, and it just rolls over him – the tire ran over his head,” said an alleged wittness. – The Guardian