Suge Knight is really going to have a hard time to get off on this hit & run case. There is video showing Knight running a man over. Sure, there could easily be some grey area for his lawyers to work with but it’s going to be a hard case to fight. Well, Suge Knight’s defense team has released some info on what Suge Knight’s play will be in court. Blindness.
Suge’s lawyer tells TMZ, his client is legally blind in his left eye … the result of glaucoma which is a side effect of diabetes.
Attorney Matthew Fletcher says when Suge pulled back and struck Cle “Bone” Sloan the first time … he didn’t have a clear view of his left side, which may have prevented him from turning left, which would have allowed him to escape down the street.
In addition, Terry Carter was on Suge’s left side when he re-entered the parking lot, so Suge may not have clearly seen him before striking him with the truck.
Suge also claims Carter screamed something to the effect of, “Should I shoot him?” Fletcher says because of Suge’s vision problem, he couldn’t see that Carter was not brandishing a weapon.
I would assume that this is documented on his loss of vision somewhere if it was true. An eye doctor must have it in a report or something. You can’t just claim blindness and get off. Of course, you can never be too sure in a court case.