Friday, 6 February 2015

Suge Knight Released From Hospital After Suffering Blood Clot, Back in Jail Before Court Hearing Over Murder Case

Suge Knight, who faces murder charges over an alleged hit-and-run, has been released from a hospital after undergoing treatment for a blood clot and has been returned to a Los Angeles jail to await his next hearing.

The 49-year-old co-founder of Death Row Records was arrested and detained late on Jan. 29. Police say he ran over two men with a pickup truck, killing one, in a parking lot in Compton, California. He turned himself in and his attorney James E. Blattsaid Knight had run over two bystanders while trying to escape an altercation with two other men. Knight, who has served time for prior convictions, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder and felony hit-and-run on Tuesday.

Hours later, he was hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment, originally thought to be a panic attack. Knight was released and transferred to a Los Angeles County Jail medical facility early, his other lawyer, David Keller, told E! News exclusively, adding that he is doing better.

"He's still in some aches and pains, but he will be okay," he said. "He had a blood clot."

No further details about his condition were disclosed. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office spokesperson confirmed to E! News that Knight was released to a county jail on Wednesday evening and is back in police custody. Prison records show that at 4:32 a.m., Knight was taken to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, which is touted as the largest jail in the world and where he had been detained following his arrest.

His next hearing is scheduled to take place on Monday at a court in Compton, records show. His lawyer told E! News he may ask for it to be postponed because he lost two days of access to Knight.

At the time of the Friday incident, Knight was free on bail after pleading not guilty to robbery in a November case in which he was accused of stealing a camera from a member of the paparazzi in Beverly Hills, California. He had entered his plea in court days after he was hospitalized for a blood clot close to his lungs, which he had suffered following a fall in his jail cell, The Los Angeles Times had reported.

Knight also served almost five years behind bars, starting in 1996, for violating the terms of his probation with assault charges, stemming from a fight at a Las Vegas hotel. He also spent 10 months in jail in 2003 and 2004 for breaking parole by punching a parking valet in Hollywood, CNN reported.

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