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Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in Camera Incident

Sympathetic judge says he understands that paparazzi are frustrating
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2014 12:18 AM CST

(Newser) – Marion "Suge" Knight, the 49-year-old former CEO of Death Row Records, entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday for allegedly stealing a camera in Beverly Hills. He and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams, who was scheduled to appear in court but didn't show, are accused of chasing a paparazzo and "forcibly" grabbing her camera, police say. They fled the scene before police arrived, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Knight could face 30 years to life in prison thanks to a previous assault conviction. A "sympathetic" judge who said he understands how upsetting it is when paparazzi pursue celebs' kids set bail at $500,000, reports TMZ. (Knight's year keeps getting worse: He was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party in August.)

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