TMZ broke the news Thursday afternoon, just days before Knight’s trial was scheduled to begin. Several outlets have confirmed that the infamous hip-hop mogul received a 28-year-prison sentence after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Terry Carter.
Knight was previously facing life in prison over a deadly hit-and-run that took place in a Southern California parking lot. Knight was accused of purposely running over Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan following a dispute on the set of Straight Outta Compton. The incident left Sloan hospitalized and Carter dead.
Surveillance video showed the Death Row Records founder striking both victims with his vehicle; however, he originally claimed that he hit the men out of self-defense and was simply trying to flee from Carter and Sloan.
According to TMZ, Knight will receive credit for the three and half years he's already served. He will also be placed on three years of probation following his prison release.