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Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested for murder Friday in connection with a hit-and-run that left one man dead and another in the hospital, Los Angeles authorities said. The rapper was held in lieu of $2 million in bail, Sergeant Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office told AFP. Witnesses told the sheriff's department that Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, first argued with the men, then used a red pick-up truck to strike them, backing into one then running over both. The vehicle was similar to one Knight is known to drive.
The man accused of kidnapping and killing a six-year-old boy in perhaps America's most famous missing child case went on trial in New York on Friday, 36 years after the crime. Pedro Hernandez, 53, is accused of luring Etan Patz into the basement of the grocery store where he worked, before killing and dumping his body out with the trash on May 25, 1979. The case awakened millions of Americans to the dangers of child abduction, fueling a generation of hyper-vigilant child rearing by parents terrified of letting their offspring out of sight. The New York State Supreme Court was packed Friday for the start of the trial.