Suge Knight, Katt Williams Ordered to Stand Trial

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams have been ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from the alleged theft of a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills just over a year ago.

They are due back in court Oct. 27 for arraignment. Knight is also scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11 for a pretrial hearing in connection with a pending murder case.

Knight – who is awaiting trial in an unrelated murder case – is charged with one felony count each of second-degree robbery and criminal threats involving the Sept. 5, 2014, run-in with the photographer.

Comedian Micah "Katt" Williams, 44, is charged along with Knight. Facing one felony count of second-degree robbery, Williams is free on bail.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen found sufficient evidence April 16 to require Knight to proceed to trial on a separate case charging him with one felony count each of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly running down two men in Compton on Jan. 29, killing one and injuring the other.

Knight – while free on bail in the robbery case – allegedly drove his pickup truck backward and forward, killing Terry Carter, 55, and injuring 51- year-old Cle Stone, about 2:55 p.m. Jan. 29 in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue near Central Avenue.

Knight's attorney, Thomas Mesereau, called that case one of "self-defense," telling Coen at a hearing in July that his client was alone and unarmed and fled "when his life was threatened."

Knight remains jailed in lieu of $10 million bail.

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