*Suge Knight is hoping that a judge will allow him some time out of jail to attend the funeral of his mother.
Family sources tell TMZ that Maxine Chatman, Suge’s 77-year-old mother, died Sunday surrounded by family at a hospital in Paramount, CA. Chatman reportedly suffered a stroke last month and her health had been deteriorating since. Her lungs had recently collapsed and she had kidney failure.
The family now wants to see if the court will let Suge out to attend her funeral.
According to TMZ, Suge has also been dealing with ill health as he awaits trial for murder. He spent two days in the hospital back in April.
The Death Row Records co-founder is accused of intentionally ramming his red Ford F-150 pickup into two men in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers at Central and East Rosecrans avenues following an argument on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton” in January 2015.
The murder trial had been set for January and then April, with the proceedings repeatedly postponed as Knight cycled through attorneys. Two former members of his defense team — Thaddeus Culpepper and Matthew Fletcher — were indicted in January on charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit subornation of perjury, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and serving as accessories after the fact in connection to the 2015 murder case.
The trial is currently set to begin in September.