by Tami Abdollah
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, founder of one of the genre’s leading labels, had his $2 million bail revoked in Los Angeles after his arrest in running down and killing a man.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says detectives asked a bail commissioner Monday to keep the Death Row Records founder behind bars because he is a possible flight risk. Authorities also cited Knight’s history of violent crimes and the possibility he would intimidate witnesses.
Police allege Knight, who started the music label that helped solidify West Coast rap, killed a man and injured another by hitting them with his pickup truck Thursday.
Attorney James Blatt says Knight accidentally ran over the men as he tried to escape a vicious attack.
Knight is scheduled to appear in court in Compton Tuesday.