Billy Knight Arrested for Sexually Abusing Child Before Apparent Suicide
The former UCLA Bruins basketball player Billy Knight was charged with six felonies for allegedly sexually abusing a child, before his death.
According to TMZ Sports, prosecutors charged Knight with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse and molestation of a child. The alleged incident occurred April 1, 2017. In the court documents, prosecutors said some of the abuse took place at the victim’s home, and on her mother’s bed.
Knight posted a $100,000 bail and was released from custody in June, but he had to wear an electronic monitoring device.
If found guilty, Knight could’ve been sentenced for more than 50 years in prison.
Knight was found dead on a roadway in Phoenix on Sunday. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office determined Knight’s death to be a suicide as the result of “multiple blunt force injuries.”
According to the Bleacher report, Knight had uploaded a six-minute video online titled “I am Sorry Lord” just hours before his death.
“I just feel like I don’t belong here on Earth, so my time is up,” Knight said during the every video.
More from Knight in pictures.