Suge Knight Due Back in Court for Bail Hearing

Suge Knight

Suge Knight Due Back in Court for Bail Hearing

Embattled label exec. could be released from custody.

Published February 9, 2015

Less than a week after he was arraigned for murder and subsequently hospitalized for a blood clot, Suge Knight is heading back to court. 

The embattled co-founder of Death Row Records is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in a Compton courtroom Monday (Feb. 9), ABC News reports. 

A judge previously revoked his $2 million bail on grounds that the former rap mogul is a flight risk, and may intimidate witnesses.


Knight was arrested last month for running over and killing Terry Carter, 55, and hitting Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, who remains hospitalized. Carter was laid to rest this weekend. 

According to an eyewitness 911 call, Knight backed up and ran over both men twice before fleeing the scene.

The 49-year-old says he mistakenly hit Carter while trying to escape an ambush. However a source close to Sloan claims Knight showed up uninvited to the set of a Straight Outta Compton promo shoot, and ruined Dr. Dre’s return to his hometown. 

“This guy [Sloan] grew up with Suge Knight, he grew up with Dr Dre, he grew up with all these guys, most of whom left and went to live in the gated communities,” the insider said. “So when they were doing this filming, Dr Dre had always been too afraid to go back, but Bone brought him back and he was signing autographs for the kids. It was a beautiful moment and this idiot showed up in his truck and went ballistic.”

There's no solid story for why Knight was on set. He reportedly thought he was invited for a peace treaty with Dre, which the Beats mogul denies. 

Knight is charged with murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run. If convicted, he faces life in prison. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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