Suge Knight collapses in courtroom
Music producer Suge Knight collapsed yet again while in jail for murder charges.
Los Angeles: Music producer Suge Knight collapsed yet again while in jail for murder charges.
The Death Row Records founder passed out in the courtroom on Friday, March 20 after a judge set his bail at USD 25 million. Two officers quickly rushed to him as he was facedown in his chair, reported Ace Showbiz.
He was taken away on a stretcher and transported to hospital by an ambulance. His condition was not immediately known, but attorney Matthew Fletcher said that his client hit his head on the chair and knocked himself out.
Meanwhile, Deputy District Attorney Cynthia J Barnes said she believed the former rapper just "did it in front of the cameras."
It's the fourth time Knight, 49, was hospitalised while in custody. He was arrested after turning himself over to authorities following a hit-and-run incident that killed one person and injured the other.
His bail was initially set at USD 2 million but it was revoked due to his possible flight risk and his history with "witness intimidation issues." Fletcher argued Knight was not a flight risk because he was recognisable. He also told judge that his client received inadequate medical care for his illness while in jail.
However, nearly 300 pages of written arguments that explained Knight's criminal past seemed to work against him. Additionally, prosecutors said he was on bail in a robbery case when he was arrested. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 13.