Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is reportedly receiving some serious medical attention. The hip-hop mogul is out of jail and currently hospitalized in California.
According to reports, Suge has remained in a Los Angeles medical center for the past 48 hours.
Suge was moved from L.A. County jail on Tuesday, around 11 AM, and was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital. It’s unclear why Suge — who’s in jail awaiting trial for murder — had to be rushed to a hospital for treatment, but he’s had several health issues since he was arrested and locked up in 2015. In 2017, he was treated for blood clots … which have been a recurring issue for him. Suge also passed out during a court hearing. (TMZ)
Last month, a couple of former Knight attorneys pleaded their innocence after getting accused of witness tampering in his murder case.
Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper entered the pleas Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to counts including conspiracy to commit bribery and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Fletcher’s attorney Mark Geragos said outside court that the men’s indictment is a “full frontal assault on those who practice criminal defense.” Knight is awaiting trial for murder and attempted murder after hitting two men with his truck outside a Compton burger stand in 2015. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP News)
Back in August, buzz developed about Suge allegedly trying to bribe a murder case witness.
Suge Knight and his attorney Matthew Fletcher are accused of attempting to orchestrate witness bribery ahead of the rap mogul’s murder trial, prosecutors revealed Wednesday. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office based the allegations on a series of prison phone calls between Knight and his lawyer. (Rolling Stone)
Despite the headline-generating drama, Knight’s ex-attorney denied the accusations.
Prosecutors are making the blockbuster claim Suge Knight tried to buy witnesses in his murder case — but one of the rap mogul’s lawyers denied the theory Thursday. “I’ve never paid anyone, period, end of story,” lawyer Matt Fletcher told the Daily News. “As far as I know, (witnesses) haven’t been paid by anyone,” he said. “I don’t believe Suge Knight has the money to pay anyone.” (NY Daily News)