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Jan 30, 2015 8:33 AM

A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles

The Associated Press

A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:

1996: Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with rapper Tupac Shakur at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel. The beating came shortly before Shakur suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

2002: Knight was jailed for violating his probation by associating with gang members in Los Angeles.

2003: He went back to jail on a parole violation after punching a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub.

2005: Knight was shot in the leg during an MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in Miami. No arrests were made.

2006: Death Row Records filed for bankruptcy, and a Los Angeles judge ordered a trustee to take it over because of gross mismanagement.

2009: Knight was hospitalized for treatment of facial injuries following a fight at a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2013: The rap music figure was arrested on an outstanding warrant and later released after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles.

2014: Ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards, Knight was shot during an altercation at a Hollywood nightclub at a party not affiliated with the cable network.

2014: Knight was charged with robbery involving a camera theft in Beverly Hills. He pleaded not guilty and could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted because of his criminal history.

2015: Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a man and injured another.


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