Suge Knight Charged with Murder Following Hit & Run
Music mogul Suge Knight is facing life in prison for his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run. According to reports, Knight showed up on the set for Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about the rise of rap group N.W.A., and got into an altercation with two men. While making a getaway, he backed over and killed Terry Carter and injured Cle “Bone” Sloan.
Some reports describe Carter and Knight as friends; however police say that may not be true. “[Carter’s children] say that Suge and their father are not close friends,” Sgt. Richard Biddle told the L.A. Times. “It looks like an intentional act. There’s a whole bunch of people we still need to interview, but no one is coming forward to cooperate.”
Knight’s bail was initially set at $2.2 million, but it has since been revoked due to his status as “a possible flight risk, three-strike candidate, [and] possible witness intimidation and his criminal past,” according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nichole Nishida.
Bobby Shmurda Posts Bail, Gets Hit With More Charges
After spending about two months behind bars, Bobby Shmurda (real name: Ackquille Pollard) finally got some good news. Unfortunately, however, things still look bleak for the rising rapper. At his arraignment last week, a list of 69 charges against him and his GS9 crew were read out, and 32 new charges were added. A gun charge was dropped, then ultimately re-added to a Special Narcotics indictment against Shmurda and his crew.
“Ackquille is the driving force behind the GS9 gang,” said Special Narcotics prosecutor Nigel Farinha at the hearing. “He is also a violent enforcer of the gang’s activity. He’s a drug dealer, and a prolific one at that.”
Shmurda’s attorney objected to this characterization, saying that the prosecution had offered no proof that he was the leader. According to Billboard, however, the prosecution has possession of recorded phone conversations and will use them as evidence of his involvement.
Chris Brown Delays Tour to Complete Community Service
Chris Brown was forced to push back his “Between the Sheets” trek with fellow singer Trey Songz and frequent collaborator Tyga due to ongoing legal issues. The tour had been scheduled to kick off on Jan. 27.
“The judge would not sign off on my travel to do the tour until I finish these last 100 hours of community service,” revealed Brown in an Instagram post. “I promise that I am busting my ass doing it every day until it’s complete. This is the most disappointing news I’ve gotten in a while. Everything happens for a reason, so I wanted to personally inform my fans. The show must go on.”
The dates have not been rescheduled just yet.