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”
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.
Timms’ claims could also cast doubt on convictions in several other
criminal cases that he said he worked as a paid jailhouse informant over
the last 14 years. He told Knight’s legal team that he was ordered to
provide false testimony in those cases as well, again by the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department.