Suge Knight Pleads Guilty to Battery

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Rap producer Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded
guilty to misdemeanor battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas
parking lot last year.

Knight, 43, entered the plea in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday
in a deal that dismissed two felony drug charges and one felony
coercion charge stemming from August incident.

Police said officers witnessed the co-founder of Death Row
Records striking Melissa Isaac while holding a knife in a parking
lot near the Las Vegas Strip. They said Knight was carrying Ecstasy
and hydrocodone when they arrested him.

Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman ordered Knight to receive
counseling and pay a $340 fine. He's due back in court in August
for a status check.

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