Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is going through a lot of pains behind bars, notably from an unkind toilet.
According to reports, Suge’s attorney has argued to have his client moved to a new cell since his toilet flushes every 20 minutes daily.
Knight’s new attorney, Tom Mesereau of Michael Jackson fame, filed new docs to get Knight into better digs at the jail, for both medical and sanity reasons. To make matters even worse, the jail bed isn’t long enough to hold his 6’2″ frame. So Suge wants a new cell that doesn’t drive him crazy and allows him to get a good night’s sleep. (TMZ)
To make matters worse, Suge may possibly have a brain tumor.
Even more serious — Mesereau says Suge suffers from numbness on one entire side of his body and doctors have told him he might have a brain tumor. As such, he wants a place that has full access to a competent medical facility.
He’s currently locked up on $10 million bail. (TMZ)
Knight appeared in court earlier this month and received some bad news.
A judge ruled Tuesday that Marion “Suge” Knight should stand trial on murder charges even though a key witness — one of the men he’s accused of running over — refused to identify him in court. Cle “Bone” Sloan told detectives it was Knight who ran over him and another man outside a Compton burger stand in January, killing the other man and seriously injuring Sloan. But when Sloan testified about the incident at Knight’s preliminary hearing in April, he refused to say Knight ran him over. (AP The Big Story)
Despite past issues, ex-Death Row Records artist Snoop Dogg stressed his friendship with Suge a few months ago.
“I do that’s why I feel sorry for him because I made up with him and we got on a great page before this nonsense started happening because I play the role of being the big man. I don’t ever kick a man when he’s down and I always look forward to building a relationship with someone I had a relationship with. And I feel like a lot of times I feel like it be a misunderstanding and it be people in the entourage as opposed to the two people really hating each other. I never hated him and he never really hated me. How could you hate me when I made you $100 million and how could I hate you when you help me build a team to beat my murder case. I didn’t forget about that. It’s a give and take thing. That’s why I’ve always have a open heart for him – this was my friend before he became my enemy.” (“The Whoolywood Shuffle”)