After being charged with murder last week, Suge Knight's original bail of $2.2 million has been revoked.
Suge Knight's not going anywhere until he's tried for murder. After the hip-hop mogul received his charge for fatally running over a man (and injuring another) last week, his bail was originally set at $2.2 million, and now it has been revoked altogether.
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida explained to the LA Times why the decision was made: “Possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, possible witness intimidation issues and his criminal past.” Knight's attorney, James E. Blatt, was also quoted on the bail situation, saying, “It was $2.2 million and just a few minutes ago it was changed to ‘no bail.' I am working now to see what happened.”
Knight is set to go to court tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates.
[Update: Official Charges Announced]
Just a few hours after the L.A. Sheriff's Department made the decision to revoke Suge Knight's bail, the city's District Attorney's office has shared the full list of charges that he will face in court. While it was assumed that he'd be facing a count of murder for the death of Terry Carter, no charges were officially announced until now. Knight will be facing one murder charge and one attempted murder charge for injuring Cle "Bone" Sloan with his car.
As previously mentioned by Nicole Nishida (above), the fact that Knight was out on bail from a former case when this incident occurred means that he could very well be eligible for California's three-strike policy, which usually entails a life sentence. We'll have more details tomorrow after Knight goes to court.