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Judge Orders Suge Knight To Stand Trial For Murder

April 17, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Judge Orders Suge Knight To Stand Trial For Murder

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A Los Angeles Judge ruled Thursday that the evidence presented during preliminary hearings warrants Marion “Suge” Knight to stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges.

Police arrested Knight after he hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one and seriously injuring the other in a Compton parking lot.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen, issued the ruling despite the fact that one of the victims, Cle “Bone” Sloan testified on Monday that he couldn’t remember the events of January 29th. However, prosecutors played a recording of Sloan’s statement, which he gave to detectives, that gave a detailed account of the events leading up to the fatal confrontation.

Knight’s attorney, Matt Fletcher, is arguing that the former hip-hop impresario was the victim of an ambush by Sloan and attempted to escape the assault when the incident took place.

Sloan’s testimony illustrates the difficulty that the district attorney will have in prosecuting the case. “I’m no snitch,” Sloan proclaimed on the stand. “I will not be used as a tool to send Suge Knight to prison, I am only testifying now because I was subpoenaed to do so,” he added.

Sloan, who has known Knight for over two decades, was granted limited immunity after telling prosecutors he intended to take the Fifth in order to avoid self-incrimination.

Sloan and Knight are believed to have argued over the upcoming film, “Straight Outta Compton.”

Sloan, who sustained two broken ankles, injuries to both knees and a back injury, told the court on Monday he’s wanted to forget details of that fateful day.  “Every day I’ve been trying to forget it, I just know, because I screwed up, Terry’s dead.”

Sloan’s testimony prompted the judge to accuse Sloan of being deceptive.

The court also heard testimony from the lead investigator who watched surveillance footage of the incident caught by one of the security cameras.

The camera recorded a restricted view of the confrontation, which shows a struggle after Sloan reached through the car window of Suge’s vehicle.  Knight then reverses the truck, hitting Sloan, then slams the gas forward hitting him a second time and fatally running over a fleeing Carter.

During the hearing, Fletcher portrayed Sloan as the aggressor in the confrontation.

He pressed him about his anger towards Knight the day of the crash. Sloan admitted to the attorney, although he was mad, he contended the fact that he told police detectives he was enraged when the incident took place.

“You attacked Knight in any form, fashion or manner. Do you agree?”

“Yes,” Sloan said.

Prosecutors only had to present a small amount of evidence against Knight during the preliminary for the judge to issue a ruling.

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