Marion "Suge" Knights attorney Matt Fletcher is arguing the murder case against his client should be dismissed because one of the men he allegedly assaulted didn’t identify Suge as the person who hit him in court.
Fletcher filed a motion before Suge's hearing today stating the murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges should be thrown out based on the testimony of Cle "Bone" Sloan. Knight pleaded not guilty to running over Cle "Bone" Sloan and another man who died from injuries sustained from the attack.
Sloan refused to identify Knight in his testimony during the preliminary hearing last month. He did give detectives a clear account of what happened when asked by them right after being struck by Knight's pickup truck. Sloan also admitted to starting a fight in the parking lot where it all went down late January
In a response by prosecutor Cynthia Barnes she pointed to Sloan's initial statements to detectives among other evidence, including Knight's unique nickname, "Suge."
Suge’s attorney argues that what the prosecutor has is not enough. Fletcher wrote, "There is nowhere in this transcript that Mr. Sloan ever identifies Marion Knight, the defendant, as a murderer." He continued, " There is nowhere in the entire transcript that Mr. Sloan even identifies Marion Knight as a driver of the red truck in question; the red truck that hit the victims."
Knight is also scheduled for a hearing on a separate robbery cast that a judge delayed. Even though the former rap exec told deputies he was too sick to come to court, Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen said he would order Knight forcibly brought to court if necessary.