Suge Knight has filed new court documents claiming that his rights are being violated after a judge cut off his phone and visitation access from jail earlier this month.
TMZ reports the filing as the former head of Death Row Records sits behind bars in isolation after the judge made the order that Knight can no longer receive mail, phone calls or visits from anyone besides his lawyers.
The Rap mogul is in jail facing murder charges stemming from a hit-and-run last year near the set of Straight Outta Compton. Knight allegedly struck three people, including Terry Carter who was killed.
Knight’s trial date is expected to be set during a hearing Friday (February 26).
(This article was first published on February 4, 2016 and is as follows.)
Suge Knight’s visitation and phone access were cut off by request of the sheriff’s investigators, the Associated Press reports.
Court documents show Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan ruled Friday (January 29) that Knight can no longer receive mail, phone calls or visits from anyone besides his lawyers. His attorneys must visit him outside of regular visitation hours and, when talking over the phone, are not allowed to have a conference call or transfer the call to anyone.
Knight is represented by Stephen L. Schwartz, his fifth lawyer in the case.
The former head of Death Row Records is in jail facing murder charges for a hit-and-run that occurred after Knight visited the set of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Terry Carter was killed in the incident.
Knight is scheduled to appear in court February 26 when his trial start date will be set.
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