A judge on Friday set an Aug. 1 trial date for former rap mogul
Knight is charged with killing one man and injuring another with his pickup truck in Compton last year.
Defense attorney Thaddeus J. Culpepper said outside court that "we want to assemble a trial team a la
Culpepper said the defense hopes to have its trial team in place within a couple of weeks. Knight has had a string of lawyers since his arrest in January 2015.
High-profile attorney Thomas Mesereau -- who successfully defended singer Michael Jackson against child molestation charges -- left Knight's case last month.
Knight, 50, is charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and injuring Cle "Bone" Sloan on Jan. 29, 2015, with his pickup truck in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue.