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Former rap mogul Suge Knight due back in court for hearings in murder, robbery cases

FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, former rap mogul Marion "Suge'' Knight appears in a Los Angeles court, on charges that he and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams stole a photographer's camera in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, for hearings in unrelated murder and robbery cases filed against him. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times, Pool, via AP, File)

FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, former rap mogul Marion "Suge'' Knight appears in a Los Angeles court, on charges that he and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams stole a photographer's camera in Beverly Hills, Calif. Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, for hearings in unrelated murder and robbery cases filed against him. (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times, Pool, via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Marion "Suge" Knight is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court for hearings in separate murder and robbery cases filed against the former rap music mogul.

Knight changed attorneys in late May and his new counsel was given time to figure out how to proceed on the cases, both of which carry long prison sentences if the 50-year-old is convicted as charged.

The Death Row Records co-founder faces murder and attempted murder charges in a case filed after he ran over two men outside a Compton burger stand in January. Knight's attorneys have said he was fleeing an attack.

Months earlier, a celebrity photographer accused Knight and comedian Katt Williams of stealing her camera in Beverly Hills.

No trial date has been set in either case.

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