LOS ANGELES -- Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was allegedly run over by Suge Knight, refused to be a "snitch" when called to the stand in court Monday.
Sloan's testimony was offered during a preliminary hearing during which a judge will determine whether there's enough evidence for Knight to stand trial on murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run charges.
Authorities contend Knight intentionally struck Sloan and his friend Terry Carter with his pickup truck. But Knight's attorney says his client was ambushed and was trying to escape an attack when he hit the men.
Sloan told prosecutors in court that he was only on the stand because he was subpoenaed.
"I will not be used to send Suge Knight to prison," said Sloan, an adviser on the upcoming film "Straight Outta Compton."
Sloan refused to identify Knight as the man behind the wheel when he was struck outside a Compton burger stand on Jan. 29. He said he does not want to be a "snitch."
He did admit, however, that he was upset with Knight and punched him through the window of the truck before the deadly encounter that killed Carter.
Sloan suffered two fractured ankles, a serious cut to his head, two torn ligaments in his knees and a shoulder injury.
"Every day, I tried to forget it," Sloan said. "I just know, I screwed up, and Terry's dead."
Sloan said after he punched Knight, all he remembers is hitting the ground at some point but doesn't recall how he got there. He said the next thing he does remember is seeing Carter on the ground.
Knight's court hearings have become dramatic affairs - he fired one set of attorneys during a hearing and medical conditions sent him to the hospital four times from courthouse appearances.
He complained last week when deputies brought him into court handcuffed to a wheelchair and has detailed health problems, including weight loss and blindness in one eye, when he's been allowed to speak in court.
Knight faces up to life in prison if convicted of killing Carter. Knight is being held on $25 million bail, an amount his lawyer has argued is excessive.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Cle 'Bone' Sloan says he won't snitch on Suge Knight
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