Katt Williams Reaches A Plea Deal For Robbing A Photographer With Suge Knight
The troubled comedian and Knight were both charged with felony robbery in 2014, after they were accused of attempting to snatch photographer Leslie Redden’s camera during an incident outside a recording studio in Beverly Hills, California – just days after Knight was shot at a party.
Knight also allegedly made criminal threats against the woman during the reported attack.
Both pleaded not guilty, and were ordered to stand trial last year.
But on Monday (April 18), Williams accepted a no-jail plea deal, pleading no contest to one felony count of second-degree robbery, according to TMZ.com.
The 45-year-old was immediately sentenced to three years of formal probation and 54 weeks of anger management classes, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
The robbery case has been delayed multiple times as Knight struggled with health complications as a result of the shooting incident, and last year, the case was postponed until after his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin in January, 2018.
The Death Row Records co-founder is awaiting trial on charges of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run following a dispute in Compton, California in January, 2015, when he struck and killed his friend Terry Carter before injuring actor Cle Sloan as he tried to race away from the scene.