(AllHipHop News) The murder case against Marion “Suge” Knight is moving forward. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen rejected Suge’s argument the former Hip Hop mogul was acting in self-defense when he ran down Terry Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan. Carter was killed, and Sloan injured.
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“There’s no intent to kill,” Knight’s attorney Matt Fletcher told the court. “There’s an intent to survive.”
Suge has insisted his life was in danger during the encounter which caused him to accidentally hit the two victims with his truck in order to escape the situation. Authorities believe Knight was no longer acting in self-defense when he decided to use his vehicle as a weapon in response to a fist fight.
After the judge gave his ruling, Knight was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital. That makes the fifth time the defendant has been hospitalized since first appearing in court. The reason for the most recent visit to a medical facility was not disclosed.
Suge is facing murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run charges. He has pled not guilty to all counts.