‘Suge’ Knight Ordered to Stand Trial on Murder, Attempted Murder Charges

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Marion “Suge” Knight was arraigned Feb. 3, 2015, pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder in a Compton courtroom. (Credit: Pool)

A Los Angeles County judge ruled Thursday morning that there was enough evidence for former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight to stand trial on murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly plowing his truck into two people in a Compton restaurant parking lot earlier this year.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling at the end of a preliminary hearing in which the surviving alleged victim recanted portions of his statements to investigators implicating Knight and repeatedly claimed not to remember details about the incident.

Footage from a security camera shows Knight’s truck running over two men in the parking lot. His attorney has argued that Knight acted in self-defense, saying his client hit the men while he was trying to drive away after one of them attacked him.

Cle “Bone” Sloan, an actor and filmmaker who describes himself as “a nonactive gang member,” testified Monday that he could not recall many of the details surrounding the Jan. 29 incident in which he was run over.

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