According to his lawyer, Knight has been mistreated, while in custody.
On Friday, rap mogul Suge Knight had his day in court over the hit-and-run charge he incurred last month, but the proceedings were marked by a pretty dramatic event - namely, the defendant losing consciousness after the verdict was announced.
Has Suge Knight been mistreated?
Shortly after the judge set his bail at $25 million, Knight collapsed, according to Fox News. Defense attorney Matthew Fletcher said Knight was unconscious when the lawyer left the courtroom and an update on his condition was not immediately available.
According to Fletcher, Knight had a host of pre-existing problems. He is diabetic, as well as having a blood clot on his previous medical record. In an unpleasant series of events, 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. According to Fox News, this happened after Fletcher asked that his client be given his medication.
Fox News also reports that Knight had been kept in solitary confinement, without access to his 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. Ahead of receiving his sentence, Knight currently faces life in prison over the alleged murder.