HipHollywood has learned that Suge Knight was just officially charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with last month’s fatal hit-and-run in Compton. HH just got off the phone with a representative for Knight’s lawyer’s office who confirmed the news.
Knight, 49, is accused of running over two men with his truck following an argument on the set of a commercial for the upcoming NWA film, Straight Outta Compton.
Knight was also hit with two counts of hit-and-run and news that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case. His $2.2 million bail was revoked on Monday because authorities felt he was a flight risk.
The Death Row founder remains behind bars at the Men’s Central Jail Los Angeles. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. HipHollywood will be there covering the story.
If convicted, Knight faces up to life in state prison.