Suge Knight to Stand Trial in Robbery Case

Published October 14, 2015

Marion “Suge” Knight made yet another appearance in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing related to a September 2014 robbery case.

During the roughly one-hour hearing the prosecution laid out evidence as to why they believe Knight and comedian Katt Williams committed robbery after a photographer accused the two of chasing her down outside a Beverly Hills TV and film studio, “forcibly” grabbing her camera and leaving before police arrived.

According to the LA Times, the court heard testimony and viewed evidence in connection with the incident, which Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said was enough to move toward trial. She also relayed that Knight and Williams are scheduled for arraignment on October 27.

Suge Knight was charged with the crime last October, which was shortly before the former Death Row Records co-founder and CEO was wounded in a night club shooting. L.A. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen had denied Knight’s lawyer’s request for a delay in the hearing as he previously informed them he intends to proceed uninterrupted. If convicted of the robbery case, Suge Knight could face 30 years to life in prison.

This latest bad news for Suge comes just months after a judge ordered the 50-year-old to stand trial for a suspected double homicide that took place in January. The trial will commence despite the fact that key witness Cle “Bone” Sloan–one of the men he’s charged with running over–refused to identify him while in court. He’s slated to appear in court for that case on December 11.

 

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Written by Paul Meara

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