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
Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant on Oct. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

(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.

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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