The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. opened the door literally to a gunman who pumped 7 bullets into Suge Knight’s body…and his lawyer says it’s all a sinister, shocking conspiracy.
Suge’s new lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, filed legal docs in which he alleges a Sheriff’s deputy was working a venue 1 OAK in WeHo for the 2014 VMA weekend when he let the shooter inside the club.
According to the docs, surveillance video clearly shows Deputy Henry Boyd letting the gunman inside the club, shortly before shots rang out.
The docs go on to allege the shooter confessed that Dr. Dre paid him and a friend $50k for the hit.
The docs then claim the Sheriff’s dept. inexplicably released the shooter from custody.
Culpepper goes on to say he is privy to video shot at LAX which allegedly shows Deputy Boyd helping the gunman flee the country.
The docs claim Deputy Boyd was questioned by authorities about the shooting and subsequently resigned from the department. We reached out to Dre’s camp…so far no word back.
In a lengthy legal motion filed Friday, lawyer Thaddeus Culpepper argued Knight is being held without phone, mail or visitor privileges to keep him from “connecting” his pending 2015 murder case to the 2014 nightclub shooting that nearly killed him.
Culpepper’s motion seeks to unseal the secret orders issued as far back as March 17, 2015, that have restricted Knight’s phone, mail and visitation privileges to communication with his lawyers only.
Presently, Knight is not allowed to communicate directly with any relatives, friends, spiritual advisors or private investigators.
The lawyer even took aim at three judges overseeing Knight’s current legal matters.
“The supervising judge and two superior court judges worked in concert to violate these rules and several others to defraud defendant Marion (Suge) Knight of his United States and California constitutional rights,”
the Friday filing states.
Culpepper’s filing also claims investigators tried to use a jailhouse informant named Danny Timms to “screw” Knight.
It alleges investigators
“wanted Timms to lie and state that Knight confessed that he intended to run over Carter.”
Culpepper wrote in his paperwork that it would be
“impossible at this juncture to assess the veracity of the statements”
included in his filing, but he argued Knight’s constitutional rights as a pre-trial detainee are being violated.
He claims the court should not have allowed the Sheriff’s Department to apply for and receive sealed orders eliminating Knight’s phone and mail privileges and visits with family.
His filing says only Knight and the Los Angeles County District Attorney have the right to seek sealing orders.A DA spokeswoman had no comment Monday.
The Sheriff’s Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A hearing on the unsealing motion is set for April 21.