The iconic hip hop figure was rushed from a courtroom to a hospital for the second time this month.
Embattled rap mogul Suge Knight was rushed to hospital from a courtroom for a second time on Thursday. The former Death Row label owner was taken from a Los Angeles courthouse to a local hospital during his latest court appearance.
According to the New York Daily News, a courtroom source said that Knight was taken to hospital shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday, in an ambulance closely followed by a car from the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department.
Suge Knight was taken to hospital again
The source claims that this episode started when Knight was taunted by other inmates on a bus to the courthouse earlier in the morning. “The problem with Suge is he has claimed he was in a gang, which causes problems. And then the guy he allegedly killed was really popular in Compton. So he gets on the bus, and they're yelling at him, threatening him, calling him names.”
It is understood that the medical complaint again relates to his stomach and injuries related to when he was shot six times last August. Back on February 3rd, Knight was taken to hospital halfway through a separate court appearance with a similar complaint, but was returned to his police cell a day later.
Knight, 49, is facing life imprisonment over murder charges in connection to a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another critically injured earlier this year. On January 29th, local businessman Terry Carter was killed and former gang member turned filmmaker Cle ‘Bone’ Sloane was hurt after a parking lot dispute ended in Knight hitting both men with his vehicle. Knight says that he was panicking and was afraid for his life when he accidentally hit them.
Thursday’s court appearance, however, was related to a robbery charge involving a camera that Knight allegedly stole from a celebrity photographer last September. It was while he was on bail for these charges when the incident that led to the separate murder charges occurred. He has pleaded not guilty in both cases.