Suge Knight collapses in court during bail hearing

Marion Suge Knight, David Kenner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s collapsed in a courtroom Friday shortly after a judge ordered him held on $25 million bail in a murder case.

Knight’s attorney Matthew Fletcher said his client, who is diabetic and has a blood clot, told him that he hadn’t received any medication since Thursday.

Fletcher said Knight hit his head on a chair when he fell after the bail hearing.

Bailiffs cleared the courtroom after Knight’s medical episode and paramedics were seen going into the courtroom a few minutes later.

Fletcher said Knight was unconscious when the lawyer left the courtroom and an update on his condition was not immediately available.

Knight fell while deputies were bringing him back into the courtroom after Fletcher asked a judge to reconvene a hearing and issue an order that Knight be given his medication.

The attorney said Knight is being kept in solitary confinement without proper access to medication.

“He’s being treated worse than Charles Manson,” Fletcher said.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen set bail for Knight, who is accused of running down and killing a man with his truck.

Coen ordered the amount after Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes noted that Knight was on bail in a robbery case when he struck two men in a parking lot in Compton.

Knight’s attorney Matthew Fletcher argued that Knight’s bail should be set at $2 million.

The 49-year-old co-founder of Death Row Records has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.

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