Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight must stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges for striking two men with his pickup truck, killing one and seriously injuring the other, a judge ruled today.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen rejected Knight’s argument that he acted in self-defense when he was viciously attacked by a group of men outside a Compton burger stand.

After the ruling, Knight was transported to a hospital for an undisclosed medical emergency, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Knight’s attorney, Matt Fletcher, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

It was the fifth time Knight, 49, has been taken to the hospital from court since being charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.

Authorities contend Knight intentionally hit the men, killing Terry Carter, 55, and injuring Cle “Bone” Sloan. Fletcher argued his client was ambushed and was trying to escape Sloan’s attack when he ran over the men.

“There’s no intent to kill,” said Fletcher, asking the judge to dismiss the case. “There’s an intent to survive.”

It appeared Knight wasn’t trying to flee but was trying to kill someone when he gunned his truck forward, Coen said. The judge threw out one of two hit-and-run counts, saying the charge applies to one event even if there are multiple victims. He also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million.

The ruling came at the end of a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Sloan, a former gang member who told detectives he attacked Knight before getting run over.