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Judge refuses to lower Suge Knight's bail in murder case


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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015 photo, Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight, left, sits with his attorney Thomas Mesereau, in Los Angeles Superior Court, during a hearing in a murder case filed against the Death Row Records co-founder. The former rap music mogul Knight returns to court on Friday, July 17, to ask that a judge reduce his bail on murder and attempted murder charges from $10 million. (Patrick T. Fallon/Pool Photo via AP, File) (The Associated Press)
A judge refused to lower bail Friday for former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight after determining his lawyers had not presented any new circumstances that would warrant reducing it from $10 million.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling after reviewing a video of the incident that defense attorneys had described as a new, unedited, version of Knight running over two men with his pickup truck outside a Compton burger stand in January.
"There's nothing new in the video," Coen said. Grainy surveillance footage from the burger stand was played in court in April, and Knight's attorneys submitted a longer version of the video this week.
Knight's attorney Thomas Mesereau also argued that prosecutors had presented an unfair picture of his client's criminal history and told Coen that the Death Row Records co-founder wasn't a gang member. "He is not a flight risk," the attorney said. "He is not a danger to the community.

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