Suge Knight’s Absence From Court Due to Illness Angers Judge
Suge Knight is not feeling too good while behind bars. The former rap mogul refused to leave his jail cell for a scheduled hearing on Wednesday (May 27) because he was too sick.
Knight didn’t show up for to a Los Angeles courtroom to deal with a robbery case. The charges stem from him and funnyman Katt Williams allegedly robbing a photographer last year.
According to the Associated Press, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen said Knight told deputies he was too ill to leave his jail cell. The judge decided that he wasn’t going to forcibly remove him from his cell since he has a hearing in his murder case on Friday (May 29).
So the plan is that Knight will appear in court tomorrow for both the robbery and murder cases against him. "No one refuses to come to my court," Judge Cohen said in the courtroom.
The judge then apologized to Williams' lawyer, Shawn Holley, for making her return to court on Friday. "I can't afford to play any games [with Knight],” he said.
Knight is being held on $10 million bail for charges of murder and attempted murder after he hit two men with a truck at a Compton restaurant earlier this year. Terry Carter died at the scene while Cle "Bone" Sloan was seriously injured.
Since his arrest, Knight's court appearances have been highlighted by his frequent medical episodes, changes with his attorneys and weird disruptions.
Suge Knight’s attorney had no comment on the matter.