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Marion 'Suge' Knight Headed To Trial In 2015 Homicide Case

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Former Death Row records mogul Marion "Suge" Knight will face trial no later than next January.

According to the Associated Press, Knight has been in jail since he was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges in 2015 after he ran over two men outside of a Compton restaurant, killing one of them.

Knight has pleaded not guilty in to the charges and his lawyers have argued that he was attempting to flee from armed attackers when the homicides occurred.

Knight helped to put the gangster rap genre on the map in the 1990s with his label Death Row Records, which featured a roster that included Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Kurupt and Snoop Dogg. However, Knight lost control of the label in bankruptcy proceedings and the label was auctioned off to Lara Lavi's Toronto-based entertainment company WIDEawake in 2009.

Knight, a former concert promoter and bodyguard, has had numerous legal entanglements in the past, including several prison stints for parole violation and a string of arrests for violent assaults, drug charges and domestic violence. In 2014, he was shot six times while attending a pre Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown. – Staff Writers