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

Esequiel Farfan
Setiembre 21, 2018

Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday in the 2015 hit-and-run death of a man outside a Compton restaurant after a dispute related to the film "Straight Outta Compton". Sloan has denied he was carrying a gun during the confrontation.

According to TMZ, Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in the murder case of Terry Carter this afternoon (September 20).

During Thursday's hearing, Knight answered Judge Ronald Coen's questions, loudly and quickly saying "no contest" when the judge asked for his plea.

Carter was ran over when Suge Knight tried to speed out of the parking lot at Tam's Burgers in Compton where a portion of the movie was being shot. Surveillance video of the incident was said to have been ready to play had the case gone to trial. The charge Knight plead no contest to was voluntary manslaughter, in which Terry Carter was plowed over by a vehicle Knight was at the wheel of at a restaurant in Compton.

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The plea deal was initiated by Al DeBlanc, the attorney for Knight, to the L.A. County district attorney office on Wednesday.

Although Knight reportedly counted Carter as a friend, prosecutors contended the collision was deliberate. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.

Had Knight been convicted of murder and attempted murder as originally charged, he would have faced a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Sloan, who had feuded with Knight for years in a dispute with roots in their Compton gang ties, was likely to have been the trial's key witness, but may have been a hard one for the prosecution. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

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