Suge Knight’s lawyers want witnesses’ details in murder case


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for Marion “Suge” Knight are returning to court to seek information about prosecution witnesses in a murder case against the former rap music mogul.

The hearing Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court comes amid new health problems for the Death Row Records co-founder, who was hospitalized for more than a week recently.

His attorney, J. Tooson, says Knight received emergency treatment for complications stemming from blood clots that developed after he was shot seven times in a West Hollywood nightclub in 2014.

In court, Knight’s lawyers are seeking details about witnesses to a January 2015 confrontation in a Compton parking lot that ended when authorities say Knight ran over two men, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Prosecutors have opposed handing over the witnesses’ names, citing possible risks to their safety.