Death Row Records founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight has been charged with murder and is being held on $2 million bail.
“We are confident that once the investigation is completed, he will be totally exonerated,” Blatt told the Associated Press by phone yesterday evening.
Police reports say a man matching Knight’s description ran over two men with a red pickup truck and then hit them a second time while fleeing the scene, killing Terry Carter, 55, and injuring Cle Sloan, 51.
Knight has a long history of run-ins with the law ranging from assaults to driving violations.
In November, he pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused him of stealing her camera in Beverly Hills. Because of prior convictions, he could face up to 30 years in prison.
He has prior felony convictions for armed robbery and assault with a gun. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years’ probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992.
He also serve timed for probation violations.
Last August, Knight was shot six times at a Los Angeles nightclub. No arrests have been made.