Suge Knight just got the worst news possible … a judge sided with the prosecutor in his murder case and set bail at $25 MILLION … but not before his lawyer compared Suge’s plight to Lucious Lyon on “Empire.”
The judge feels Suge is a danger to be out and about given his extensive record and specifically, incidents involving guns, violence and witness intimidation.
Attorney Matt Fletcher threw a Hail Mary, accusing the prosecutor of watching too much “Empire.” Fletcher, said, “It’s like she watches “Empire” and comes in and says, ‘He was an unrepentant and shameless criminal. Prosecute him.'”
As you know … Lucious was arrested in the “Empire” finale for murdering Bunkie.
Suge is in bad shape, claiming he’s going crazy in jail because he’s in solitary with no hot water, no blanket and only sporadic showers.
Rap mogul Suge Knight collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge set his bail at $25 million in his pending murder case.
The co-founder of Death Row Records was walking back into the courtroom after his bail hearing so his lawyer could address a medical issue.
Knight hit the ground and was being attended to by sheriff’s deputies when the judge cleared the courtroom.
Lawyer Matthew Fletcher came about 10 minutes later and told Knight’s family that the burly inmate was unconscious.
Knight’s mother started and another relative started to cry in the hallway, asking for more information.
The medical emergency came after Fletcher called the prosecution’s call for $25 million bail both “absurd” and “ludicrous.”
Prosecutors claimed in their bail motion that Knight is a “prolific and unrepentant” criminal who’s been extorting money from up-and-coming rappers.
Knight twitched his left arm in court repeatedly during the hearing.
He’s accused of mowing down two men with his truck on Jan. 29, killing local businessman Terry Carter.
Carter’s daughter Crystal Carter sat through the hearing and scoffed at Knight’s collapse as they were leaving.
“He’s an actor,” daughter Crystal Carter said to reporters as she left.
The bail motion filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on Thursday accused Knight of being part of an extortion ring that targeted aspiring rappers and pulled in more than $10 million in recent years.
It said Knight made threats over the upcoming film “Straight Outta Compton,” which chronicles the rise of iconic rap group N.W.A.
After hearing what the judge said Suge passed out in the courtroom
News source courtesy of World Wrap Federation!!!