Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years for Deadly Hit-and-Run

The Death Row Records founder pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, and will serve a 28-year prison sentence.

Suge Knight has reportedly struck a plea deal in his 2015 murder case.

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. 

BREAKING (legitimately, as in it happened in court) -- Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the 2015 death of Terry Carter in Compton. Knight will serve 28 years in prison.

— James Queally (@JamesQueallyLAT) September 20, 2018

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. 

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