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Suge Knight Charged With Murder in Hit-and-Run Death

Suge Knight Bail Revoked
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Rap music mogul Suge Knight has been charged with murder after his arrest last week on suspicion of running over two men in a parking lot following a fight outside a Compton restaurant.

One of the men, Terry Carter, 55, died, and the other, Cle Denyale Sloan, suffered serious injuries.

If convicted, Knight faces life in prison. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, Knight also faces one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit and run and an allegation that he committed a serious and violent felony while on bail in another pending case. He is due to be arraigned on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court in Compton.

Earlier on Monday, Knight’s bail was revoked due to concerns that he posed a flight risk, that he is a candidate under the state’s three-strikes law and for the possibility of witness intimidation, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department official said on Monday. Deputy Mike Barraza said that another factor in revoking bail was Knight’s criminal record.

Knight, former CEO of Death Row Records, was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, and he was initially held on more than $2 million bail at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.

Knight, 49, claims he was attacked by two crew members near a promotional shoot for Universal’s “Straight Outta Compton,” an upcoming film about the rap group NWA. In an effort to flee to safety, he said he hit two men with his truck.

Knight is currently in Men’s Central Jail and is due at Compton Municipal Court for a hearing on Tuesday.

His attorney, James Blatt, could not immediately be reached for comment.