Suge Knight collapsed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday shortly after the judge set his bail at $25 million in his murder case.
Via the Associated Press:
Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher said Knight was unconscious when the lawyer left the courtroom and an update on his condition was not immediately available.
Fletcher said his client, who is diabetic and has a blood clot, previously told him that he hadn’t received any medication since Thursday.
Knight hit his head on a chair when he fell after the bail hearing, Fletcher said.
The 6-foot-4-inch tall Knight collapsed while deputies were bringing him back into the courtroom after Fletcher asked a judge to order that Knight be given his medication.
The attorney said Knight was being kept in solitary confinement in jail without proper access to medication.
“He’s being treated worse than Charles Manson,” Fletcher said.
The collapse marked the fourth time that Knight has been taken by ambulance from a courthouse since he was charged with killing Terry Carter, 55, in early February.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes asked the judge to set Suge Knight’s bail at $25 million because he was already on bail in a robbery case when he fatally struck Terry Carter with his vehicle.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen agreed with the amount despite Matthew Fletcher’s argument that the bail was too excessive and should be set at $2 million.
Maybe if Fletcher had left the “Empire” references out of his argument…they would have taken him seriously. (Warning: Strong language)
Clearly, the news of the $25 million bail was too much for Suge to handle and it became a Man Down Code 10 situation.
I tried to tell y’all when I was on TMZ….