Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is hoping to put a murder case behind him with a defense centered on his eyesight.

According to reports, Suge’s legal muscle is going to blame glaucoma for contributing to the now-infamous hit and run accident.

Suge’s lawyer tells TMZ, his client is legally blind in his left eye … the result of glaucoma which is a side effect of diabetes.
Attorney Matthew Fletcher says when Suge pulled back and struck Cle “Bone” Sloan the first time … he didn’t have a clear view of his left side, which may have prevented him from turning left, which would have allowed him to escape down the street. (TMZ)

Check out Suge’s graphic hit and run footage on the next page…

This week, Knight’s new attorney spoke out on his recent hit and run footage reaching the public.

Knight’s new attorney claimed during the discovery hearing that the newly surfaced video will help the 49-year-old’s case. “A hundred percent it proved Suge Knight was attacked,” attorney Matt Fletcher said. (CBS Local)

Gruesome video of Suge’s fatal accident emerged online early Monday (March 9) morning.

Terry Carter‘s family asked that TMZ post the video to show what happened. The family’s lawyer, Gary Dordick, tells TMZ, “The Carter family is pleased you are releasing the video so the public can see what actually occurred and not be forced to speculate based on third party descriptions of the video.” We blurred the portion where Terry is run over … it’s just too gruesome. (TMZ)

According to reports, the jailed music executive was hospitalized last week.

Knight reportedly spoke on his own behalf Monday in court — after he fired the lawyers handling his case — and said he was receiving inadequate treatment in jail. Moments later he was taken to the hospital. Sources tell us a doctor informed the rap mogul on Friday his eyesight was getting really bad. Suge reportedly shared that info in court before he was hospitalized. (TMZ)