Suge Knight's Bail Set at $25 Million, Producer Collapses After Hearing

His bail was set Friday at $25 million.

ByABC News
March 20, 2015, 1:20 PM

— -- A California judge agreed with prosecutors Friday and set rap mogul Suge Knight's bail at $25 million.

The Death Row Records co-founder has pleaded not guilty to his charges of alleged murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run stemming from an incident that took place at the end of January in Compton, California.

The judge in the hearing Friday also added that Knight, 49, must show that no part of the money used -- if he can afford the bail -- was illegally obtained.

Knight's attorney, Matthew Fletcher, was not happy with this decision. He cited an example that even he would be investigated if he was to bail his client out.

After the hearing, Knight collapsed, hit his head on a chair and was sent to the hospital yet again.

During the hearing, Knight's lawyer had asked for a speedier trial, but the judge set the preliminary hearing for the week of April 13. Fletcher told reporters after the hearing and Knight's collapse that the living situation for his client in jail was "torture."

Fletcher also claimed that on the night of the incident -- that left one man Terry Carter, 55, dead -- he was attacked by multiple gang members and chose to leave the scene. When fleeing, he hit Carter with his vehicle.

According to the judge, Knight faces a minimum of 75 years in prison for the lesser of his charges if found guilty. Prosecution had argued for the $25 million bail by bringing up Knight's history of violence and alleging he was also a flight risk.