Toi-Lin Kelly was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for a probation violation connected to her fiancée, former Death Row Records mogul Suge Knight. The sentencing was one of several recent developments in Knight’s ongoing homicide trial. According to a Los Angeles Times report by James Queally, Kelly will be spending time behind bars at least in part for her role in facilitating communication between Knight and BET producers.
“Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Douglas Sortino ruled that Toi-Lin Kelly, 37, helped Knight violate a court order limiting his jailhouse phone communications by aiding him in arranging interviews with the producers of a BET documentary about Death Row Records, the record label he founded in 1988,” the Times report read. “Sortino also found that she was indirectly communicating with Knight through a private investigator, violating the terms of probation he granted her in October.”
Kelly’s original probation order stemmed from her guilty plea to a count of conspiracy to violate a court order in 2017 after she and her business partner sold footage of Knight’s 2015 hit-and-run. That incident is the basis for Knight’s initial homicide charge, after Knight struck both Terry Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan with his truck in January of 2015. Carter died from his injuries, while Sloan survived but also sustained injuries.
In addition to Kelly’s probation charge and subsequent three-year sentencing, Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray was previously accused of lying under oath in relation to Knight’s murder case. That accusation came after a grand jury indicted Knight for sending death threats to Gray via text message
You can read Queally’s full report—which details two of Knight’s attorneys being arrested and allegations of Knight communicating with journalists from jail—via the Los Angeles Times.