Suge Knight is reportedly trying to get out of jail for a day to attend his mother’s funeral.
His mother, Maxine Chatman, 77, died Sunday at a hospital in Paramount, California, according to TMZ.
Chatman had suffered a stroke last month and her health had been deteriorating ever since. Her lungs recently collapsed and she had kidney failure.
Knight’s family is now trying to see if the court will let the Death Row Records co-founder out of jail so he can attend his mother’s funeral.
Last year, a judge allowed the jailed rap mogul an opportunity to see his ailing mother.
At the time, Knight, who was charged with murder, had been blocked from seeing family and receiving mail or phone calls while awaiting trial.
The 52-year-old pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges filed in 2015 after he ran over two men outside a burger stand in Compton, California.
Knight was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s and has been kept under tight security since he turned himself in to authorities after the fatal altercation in January 2015.
His lawyers have said Knight was acting in self-defense when he ran over Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan, who was punching Knight through the window of his pickup truck, and Terry Carter, who died from his injuries.
The incident happened in Compton near Los Angeles, California.
He faces potential life sentences if convicted because of prior convictions for armed robbery and assault with a gun.
SOURCE: Daily Mail