Monday, 17 December, 2018

Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years for 2015 fatal hit-and-run

Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years for 2015 fatal hit-and-run Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years for 2015 fatal hit-and-run
Stacy Diaz | 21 September, 2018, 09:57

The gangsta rap mogul entered his no contest plea in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday.

Knight, 53, is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in prison on October 4 for the 2015 hit-and-run death of Terry Carter.

Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday (Sept. 20) to voluntary manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Compton businessman Terry Carter.

Knight, co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, entered the plea ahead of his scheduled trial on murder charges. TMZ posted the surveillance video that showed Knight throw his truck in reverse, knock over one man, then drive forward over Terry. killing him.

Despite giving a detailed account of the incident to police on the day it happened, just a few months later at a preliminary hearing he claimed to have little memory of it, and even refused at first to identify Knight as the person sitting in the courtroom who he'd fought with. He said he feared Carter and Sloan were going to shoot him and his only option was to flee.

Two other criminal cases against Knight will be dismissed at sentencing.

Knight had also been charged one count of hit-and-run.

At its peak, Death Row Records racked in hundreds of millions of dollars a year on the backs of artists like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. As presented, Knight will serve a total of twenty-eight years in prison.

After that, he'll face three years of parole. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

Suge Knight was facing life in prison if convicted for the murder, but after having some time to think about the mountain of legal troubles he found himself in, he chose to give up fighting.