Suge Knight’s Fiancee Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Helping Him Violate Court Order
The good news coming from the Suge Knight camp has been few and far between these days. Now, his fiancee has been sentenced to three years in jail for helping him violate a court order.
On Friday (Feb. 2), Toi-Lin Kelly, 37, was sentenced for a probation violation stemming from Suge's upcoming murder trial for the 2015 death of Terry Carter, only months after agreeing to a plea deal to avoid jail, reports the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Times report, the violation stems from Kelly helping Suge get around a court-ordered stipulation on his jailhouse phone calls. Kelly is charged with assisting Suge arrange interviews with producers at BET about a documentary centered around Death Row Records. She is also accused of communicating with Knight via a private investigator, another no-no.
"To me it's pretty blatant, and frankly, jaw-dropping," Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Douglas Sortino said, during the ruling.
Kelly was initially given probation last October, after she was charged with violating a court order and accused of selling surveillance footage connected to Knight's murder trial to TMZ for $55,000. She pleaded no contest and was sentenced to five years probation, ordered to pay back the $55,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.
In other Suge-related news, last week, two of his former lawyers were arrested on accessory charges. It is unclear whether the two lawyers' charges are in relation to Suge's ongoing murder trial, but it appears they could be. "The case is very complex in nature, requiring further review by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement about the matter.
Suge's trial is now set to begin in April.
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