Suge Knight charged with murder in Compton hit-and-run; he’s being held without bail

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Marion "Suge" Knight

(CNN) — Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was charged Monday with murder and other counts in a hit-and-run in Compton, California, last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

He is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Knight, 49, faces up to life in prison if convicted in the fatal hit-and-run.

He is accused of running over two men and killing one following an argument. The man who died has been identified as Terry Carter, 55. The second man’s name is Cle Sloan, 51.

Knight turned himself in to Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department investigators early Friday.

CNN affiliate KCAL-TV and the Los Angeles Times quoted his attorney, James Blatt, as saying Knight feared for his life and was trying to flee when the incident happened.

“We feel strongly Mr. Knight did not do anything wrong in this matter. He was attacked by a number of individuals; that has already been corroborated by certain witnesses. He left the scene because he was in fear for his safety and life,” he said.

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