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Suge Knight's lawyer: 'My client was literally blindsided by fight'

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight's lawyer insists his client may not have seen his hit-and-run victim as he raced away from a film set in Los Angeles in January (15) - because he's blind in one eye.

Knight is accused of running down two men with his pick-up truck as he attempted to flee an altercation, and now his attorney Matthew Fletcher has told news website TMZ.com that the former label boss, who suffers from glaucoma, did not have a clear view as drove through the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Compton, knocking over and killing Terry Carter, 55.


The lawyer says, "This was a literal presentation of being blindsided. He was attacked on his blind side. To me it seems obvious. He’s being punched in the face, he can’t see."


Knight has pleaded innocent to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges in the case. No trial date has been set.