Suge Knight and his ongoing struggles in the court of law added a new wrinkle, this after his legal team claimed it has obtained video footage that could help their client. In the clip, Knight’s lawyers say the video shows that their client was ambushed during the fatal January 2015 encounter that left one man dead and another injured.
As reported by the Associated Press, Knight’s team has yet to show the video in court but intend to do in seeking a reduction in the $10 million bail Knight faces in the death of Terry Carter and the injuring of Cle Sloan.
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Tuesday’s filing by attorney Thomas Mesereau states the video, which has not been shown in court, shows that there were several people armed with handguns when Knight was attacked outside a Compton burger stand.
The video is part of a renewed effort to reduce Knight’s $10 million bail on murder and attempted murder charges. It is unclear whether the footage will be shown in court at a bail hearing set for July 17.
Knight has pleaded not guilty in the case and his attorneys have said he was ambushed before running over two men, fatally injuring one of them. Previous attorneys for the Death Row Records co-founder have said video of the confrontation appeared to show one of the men struck by Knight, Cle “Bone” Sloan, was carrying a handgun.
Knight has demonstrated several times since being arraigned of having health issues and shuffling legal teams. He faces murder and attempted murder charges.