Judge refuses to lower Suge Knight’s bail

Anthony McCartney
Associated Press

Los Angeles — A Los Angeles judge has refused to lower bail for former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight from $10 million in a murder case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen said Friday there was no change in circumstances that would warrant reducing Knight’s bail. The Death Row Records co-founder has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men with his pickup truck outside a Compton burger stand in January.

His attorney has said Knight was ambushed and trying to escape.

The judge reviewed a video Knight’s lawyers submitted of the incident but said it provided no new details.

Coen also rejected a request by Knight’s attorneys to have him evaluated by a private doctor.

Knight is scheduled to return to court in the case Sept. 17.