Suge Knight‘s legal team is trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat in an attempt to beat his murder case.
Days after TMZ posted the graphic video of the former Hip Hop mogul mowing down two men in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in Los Angeles, his attorney is claiming Suge is legally blind in his left eye and his vision may have been a contributing factor in the fatal hit-and-run.
Attorney Matthew Fletcher told TMZ that Knight, who suffers from glaucoma, did not have a clear view of his left side and so was forced to drive forward through the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton following fisticuffs with one of the men in January.
Fletcher also told TMZ Knight may not have clearly seen Terry Carter, 55, who was struck and killed by the Ford F-150. Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, who was also hit by Knight’s vehicle, survived his injuries.
The attorney said Carter had screamed something about shooting Knight, 49, and that the music executive could not see well enough to tell if Carter was brandishing a gun.
While the surveillance video of the accident appears to show Suge Knight deliberately ran down Sloan and Carter, Fletcher feels the video will exonerate his client and prove he was fleeing an ambush.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see what a jury thinks.
Suge Knight has entered a not guilty plea to his murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run charges. A date for his trial has not been set.