The Death Row Records co-founder is facing murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run charges following a fatal altercation on a Compton, California film set at the start of 2015, when he killed his friend, Terry Carter, and injured a second man, actor Cle Sloan.

Knight, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, is being held on $10 million (£6.85 million) bail, and on Wednesday (03Feb16), it was revealed sheriff's investigators had filed a sealed request last month (Jan16) seeking to cut his visitor and phone privileges - a motion granted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan on Friday (29Jan16).

The reason for the request has not been made public.

As a result, Knight can now only receive calls and visits from his attorneys, Thaddeus Culpepper and former prosecutor Stephen Schwartz, who were recently recruited to take over the case from the 50-year-old's last criminal defence lawyer, Thomas Mesereau.

Knight is next due in court on 22 February (16). He maintains he feared for his life as he attempted to race away from the film set in his vehicle after becoming involved in a fight.