Marion “Suge” Knight’s fiancee was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for violating her probation stemming from an earlier no-contest plea related to the murder case pending against the former rap mogul.
After an hours-long hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Douglas Sortino found that Toi-Lin Kelly, 37, had violated the probation that was imposed in October, when she pleaded no contest to conspiring to violate a court order by selling video evidence under seal in Knight’s case.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, she violated probation by having indirect communication with Knight, and helping him violate orders restricting his use of jailhouse phones.
Kelly in October was sentenced to five years of formal probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. She was also ordered not to have any contact with Knight while the murder case and two other criminal cases are pending against him.
Kelly and Knight’s business partner, Mark Blankenship, 57, were indicted last July on the three felony counts.
Kelly and Blankenship were accused of arranging the sale of a video of a fatal hit-and-run crash in which Knight is charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run. Knight allegedly plowed down two men with a pickup truck in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue on Jan. 29, 2015. Terry Carter died, but Cle “Bone” Sloan survived his injuries.
–City News Service