Not only did Suge Knightplead not guilty to murder and the related charges stemming from a hit-and-run he committed in January, his lawyer has made a formal request to reduce the Death Row Records founder’s bail.
Knight appeared in court for the first time since earlier this month when he fired one of his lawyers during a hearing over his involvement in the robbery of a photographer’s camera, a separate incident comedian Katt Williamswas also implicated in.
Knight has been juggling both court cases over the last several months and today appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom where Judge Ronal Coen denied the request to have the former rap mogul’s bail lowered below the current $10 million, according to CNN.
Suge’s not guilty plea comes on the heels of a dramatic few months in court. In March he collapsed mid-hearing and was later confined to a medical, stretcher-like wheelchair in a court appearance a couple weeks later. “I’m being chained to some type of chair and they’re pushing me,” Knight told a judge on April 08. “I walked perfectly fine from county jail to the bus and from the bus to here. It makes matters worse.”
Knight’s long-time music industry adversary Jerry Heller made light of Suge’s legal woes in a recent off-the-cuff interview with TMZ earlier this month, calling the current murder charge “instant karma.” “This is like O.J.” he added. “It’s payback time.”
Knight turned 50-years old last week and is currently facing a possible life sentence if convicted of the murder charge that arose from the hit-and-run incident in January.