Suge Knight could be in big trouble under California’s 3-strike rule

February 5, 2015 4:39 PM

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LOS ANGELES – Although Marion “Suge” Knight has had numerous brushes with the law over the years, its a two-count felony conviction from 1997 that could lead to life behind bars if he's found guilty in his current case.

Eighteen years ago, the Death Row Records co-founder was convicted of two counts of felony assault with a firearm, making him a third-strike candidate under California law. Enacted in 1994, the state’s Three Strikes sentencing law requires "a defendant convicted of any new felony, having suffered on...

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