LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s bail was set at $25 million on Friday during a hearing in the murder case filed against him.
After a judge granted the bail request made by prosecutors, Knight fell inside the courtroom and hit a table, which knocked him unconscious.
Paramedics rushed him to a hospital by ambulance. His condition remains unknown at this time.
According to KNX 1070’s Jon Baird, Knight’s attorney — Matt Fletcher — said the bail is ridiculous: “Find a child rapist with $25 million bail.”
Fletcher added being locked up has taken a toll on client, who did not take his medication or eat anything since yesterday.
The 49-year-old has been held without bail since Feb. 2, when $2 million was revoked shortly before he was charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, along with two hit-and-run counts, officials explained.
He is accused of deliberately running down two men in a fast-food restaurant parking lot in Compton, located near the set of Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton.”
Terry Carter, 55, was killed in the incident and actor Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, suffered injuries to his foot and chest, authorities said.
Knight’s attorneys claim the co-founder of Death Row Records acted in self-defense during the incident.
On Thursday, officials filed court documents that described Knight as a career criminal who committed crimes that date back to 1987.
CBS2’s Louisa Hodge explained prosecutors could not ask that he be held without bail because no special circumstance allegations were filed against him.
Hodge added that prosecutors had 295 pages of court documents on hand to support their request if needed.
The hearing began around 8:30 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles.
Knight’s attorney said officials have scheduled the preliminary hearing to be continued on April 13, regardless of his health.
For the murder charge alone, Knight could face a potential sentence of 75 years to life in state prison.