Suge Knight collapses in court after 'being treated worse than Charles Manson’

The former rap mogul is facing a murder charge

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The Independent US

Former rap mogul Suge Knight collapsed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday shortly after a judge ordered him to be held on $25 million bail in a murder case, the Associated Press reported.

This is the second time Mr Knight has collapsed in court and on Friday his lawyer said that his client has been treated “worse than Charles Manson” while being held in jail.

Matthew Fletcher, Mr Knight’s attorney, said his client has been in solitary confinement and has been refused medication. Mr Knight is diabetic and has a blood clot.

Mr Knight faces charges that could carry life in prison and prosecutors reportedly are considering levying additional charges against him.


The founder of the infamous 1990s rap label Death Row Records has been charged with murder and attempted murder stemming from a hit-and-run in January that killed one man and injured another.

Prosecutors allege that Mr Knight intentionally hit Terry Carter and Cle Sloan on 29 January in suburban Los Angeles. Mr Carter, said to be a friend of Mr Knight, died from his injuries. Mr Knight’s lawyer claims it was an accident and the former rap producer was trying to escape an attack.

Mr Knight last month pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Following his collapse in court Friday, Mr Knight's condition is not known.


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