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Suge Knight's 4-Year Court Saga Is Over

Rap mogul gets 28 years in prison for fatally running man down

(Newser) - A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his community, the AP reports. The courtroom was filled by...

Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Plea Deal

He avoids life sentence for deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - Death Row Records founder Suge Knight won't be going to death row—but it's going to be a long time before he sees the outside of a prison. Under a plea deal with prosecutors in Los Angeles County, the 53-year-old rap mogul will serve 28 years in state...

Suge Knight Taken From Jail to Hospital
Suge Knight Hospitalized

Suge Knight Hospitalized

Rap mogul taken from jail to hospital

(Newser) - Suge Knight, currently jailed while he awaits trial for murder after a fatal hit-and-run in 2015 , has been hospitalized. The rap mogul was rushed from LA County jail to a Los Angeles hospital around 11am Tuesday, TMZ reports. The reason is not clear, but the gossip site notes he's...

2 Ex-Lawyers for Suge Knight Arrested

Prosecutors have accused them of witness tampering

(Newser) - Two Los Angeles attorneys who represented former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight were arrested Thursday on warrants alleging they were accessories after the fact to a felony, authorities say. The attorneys, Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper, were arrested Thursday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, sheriff's department...

Katt Williams Hears Punishment for 2014 Camera Theft

Comedian gets probation, must take anger management classes

(Newser) - Katt Williams won't be going to prison for his role in a 2014 camera theft that landed Suge Knight back behind bars. The comedian, who'd been facing up to seven years in prison for taking a paparazzo's camera near a Beverly Hills studio, will serve three years'...

Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Hired Hit Men to Kill Me

He says Dre was trying to get out of a contract

(Newser) - Rap mogul Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill him—and then hiring another to finish the job after the first assassin failed. Knight was shot seven times at a pre-VMAs party in 2014, and his lawsuit alleges that the shooting was carried...

Suge Knight Collapses in Court

He seems to faint after judge sets bail at $25M in murder case

(Newser) - Suge Knight ended up in the hospital today after getting some bad news in court. The 49-year-old collapsed after the judge in his murder case set bail at $25 million, reports the AP . The rap mogul's attorney—who TMZ reports sought bail of $2 million and accused prosecutors of...

Suge Knight Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run

Lawyer says rap mogul turned himself in

(Newser) - Suge Knight has been arrested in LA after allegedly killing a man with his truck, CNN reports. A lawyer for the Death Row records founder tells the AP Knight accidentally ran over and killed a friend yesterday afternoon while trying to "escape" in his pickup truck after being attacked...

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in Camera Incident

Sympathetic judge says he understands that paparazzi are frustrating

(Newser) - Marion "Suge" Knight, the 49-year-old former CEO of Death Row Records, entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday for allegedly stealing a camera in Beverly Hills. He and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams, who was scheduled to appear in court but didn't show, are accused of chasing...

Suge Knight Could Face Life Over Alleged Camera Theft

Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

(Newser) - Suge Knight's latest run-in with the law could be his last: The rap mogul could get up to life in prison for allegedly stealing a camera from a paparazzo outside a Beverly Hills studio last month. Police say the Death Row Records co-founder and comedian Katt Williams allegedly chased...

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the...

Tupac's Last Words Were Kind of Obscene

Said F-you to a cop, the retired officer reveals

(Newser) - Eighteen years after a Las Vegas cop pulled a dying Tupac Shakur from the passenger seat of the car the rapper had been shot in, now-retired Chris Carroll is telling his story. In an extensive interview with , Carroll says he heard the rapper's last words: He asked...

Suge Knight Charged With Assault

Bail set for Former Death Row Records CEO at $65K

(Newser) - Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, was arrested early this morning in Los Angeles. In a news conference, cops said it was in connection with an alleged crime that occurred just before his arrest. TMZ and Radar report it was for assault with a deadly weapon—and that he...

Hudson Returns to Idol, Barker to Price Is Right

Plus, celeb feuds heat up and simmer down

(Newser) - Celebrities are returning to their roots today. Jennifer Hudson is taping a performance after tonight’s American Idol that will air on an upcoming episode, the AP reports, and Bob Barker is taping an appearance on The Price is Right to air April 16, according to Variety. Elsewhere:
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Story Linking Diddy to Tupac Shooting a Hoax

'FBI reports' lead back to longtime con man, says Smoking Gun

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times was duped into reporting that associates of Sean “Diddy” Combs were involved in the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur, the Smoking Gun reports. The paper based last week's story on FBI reports fabricated by a long-time con man who has long sought to insinuate...

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