Rap mogul Suge Knight pleads not guilty to murder in California hit-and-run

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Posted: Feb 03, 2015 12:34 PM

COMPTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty at a court in Compton, California, on Tuesday to charges including murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident last week.

Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, has been charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, and two counts of felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. He is accused of running over two men in a pickup truck in Compton, a city near Los Angeles, killing one.

(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Scott Malone)