*A judge has set a July trial date for the murder case against former Marion “Suge” Knight.
Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald Coen said Thursday that Knight’s trial will begin July 7 unless a motion is made to continue it for a later date.
Knight pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges filed after he struck two men with his pickup outside a Compton burger stand in January.
Knight’s attorney Matt Fletcher requested that bail for the 50-year-old Death Row Records co-founder be reduced from $10 million to $5 million, but Coen refused.
He’s due back in court May 29 when Fletcher will argue the case should be dismissed.