LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has a new lawyer in a murder case filed after Knight ran over two men in a parking lot last year in Compton, California.READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Calls Scot Peterson's Press Conference On His Deposition 'Fictional'
Attorney Stephen Schwartz has replaced Thomas Mesereau, who won an acquittal for Michael Jackson on child molestation charges.
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Mesereau declined comment on the change.
Knight has repeatedly shuffled his legal team, and Schwartz is the fifth lawyer to represent him in the case. Attorney Thaddeus Culpepper, who has been part of the case since May, will remain on Knight’s legal team.
Knight has pleaded not guilty and claimed self-defense after he was seen on security video running over two men last February, killing one and seriously injuring the other.MORE NEWS: Parkland Parent Max Schachter Donates $25,000 To Marjory Stoneman Douglas Orchestra To ‘Keep Alex's Memory Alive’
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