A Strange Twist In The Suge Knight Case: Jailhouse Snitch Turns On Detectives

Daniel Timms alleges he was sent to the cell next to Knight to help manufacture evidence against him.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 21: Marion "Suge" Knight appears in Los Angeles court for a pretrial hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on January 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Marion “Suge” Knight appears in Los Angeles court for a pretrial hearing on January 21, 2016. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES ― A prolific jailhouse informant who has worked inside county jails here said that he was ordered by a Los Angeles County sheriff to create false testimony surrounding rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight.

The informant told Knight’s lawyers that evidence exists, but has been intentionally withheld by law enforcement, that Knight was acting in self-defense when he killed one man and injured another with his truck in Compton, California, last year.

The bombshell allegations from Daniel Timms, who said he had worked on Knight’s case, could be a boon for Knight, who sits in jail awaiting trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

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