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Coverage of the hit-and-run case involving the Death Row Records co-founder

Timeline: Checkered History of Rap Mogul Marion "Suge" Knight

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    Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight has had a long history of run-ins with the law. We take a look at his checkered past as he faces murder charges in a hit-and-run crash that left a man dead in Compton.

    Nov. 18, 2008 - Suge Knight Facing Drug, Battery Charges In Las Vegas
    The Clark County district attorney’s office in Nevada is seeking criminal charges against hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. A criminal complaint sent to the Las Vegas Justice Court on Monday charges Knight with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery. Read more

    Feb. 16, 2009 - Police: Rap Producer Suge Knight Hospitalized After Beating at Arizona Hotel
    A beating has left rap producer Marion 'Suge' Knight hospitalized in Arizona. Police say it happened early Monday at a private party in a hotel in Scottsdale. Read more

    Feb. 16, 2009 - Cops Save "Suge" Knight From Beat Down
    Marion "Suge" Knight is a big man. He once played for the Los Angeles Rams. So it must have been quite a spectacle when police officers had to use Tasers on two guys who were beating him up. And the fact that "Suge" went to the hospital with broken facial bones leads one to believe that the man who punched him, Robert Carnes Jr., 38, of Bethlehem, Pa., is a titan of some sort. Read more

    Feb. 18, 2009 - "Suge" Knight Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Battery
    Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas parking lot last year. Read more

    March 24, 2010 - "Suge" Knight Sought After LA Rapper Robbery
    Los Angeles police want to talk to Suge Knight after a rapper initially accused the former Death Row Records chief of robbing him before recanting the story. Read more

    Jan. 30, 2015 - Man Killed Allegedly by Suge Knight Called "Great, Caring"
    The businessman who was struck and killed allegedly by a rap mogul's vehicle is remembered as a successful entrepreneur and family man, who gave back to his community as a mentor and a foster parent. Read more

    Feb. 1, 2015 - Authorities Reviewing Suge Knight Video
    Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date. Read more

    Feb. 2, 2015 - Marion "Suge" Knight Charged With Murder
    Marion "Suge" Knight was charged Monday with murder and other counts following a fatal hit-and-run in a Compton parking lot last week, prosecutors said. Read more

    Feb. 3, 2015 - "Suge" Knight Hospitalized Due to "Anxiety Attack" After Plea in Fatal Hit-And-Run
    Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken to a hospital for a medical emergency in a courthouse lockup after pleading not guilty to murder and other charges in a hit-and-run case, officials said. Read more

    Feb. 4, 2015 - Suge Knight Remains Hospitalized
    Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight remains in the hospital Wednesday, a day after being taken in an ambulance from court for an "anxiety attack," officials said. Read more