Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years after admitting manslaughter

Rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years after admitting manslaughter

The Death Row Records co-founder was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after businessman Terry Carter was run over and killed in 2015, and he entered into a plea agreement at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (20.09.18) ahead of the approaching murder trial.

The Guardian reports that the plea deal calls for Knight to serve "22 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter count, and another six years because it is a third-strike violation". Suddenly, the vehicle backs up, knocking Sloan to the ground.

The plea came just days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the long-delayed case that was to start on October 1.

Suge - whose real first name is Marion - was involved in a fist fight with "Straight Outta Compton" consultant Cle "Bone" Sloan, and later clipped him in his pick-up truck, and he ran over Terry.

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

The defence had previously argued that Knight was defending himself, because Sloan had a gun.

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The deadly confrontation occurred on January 29, 2015, outside a hamburger stand in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, following a heated argument on the set of a commercial for the film "Straight Outta Compton". The incident was captured on videotape by the restaurant's surveillance cameras.

Knight had been facing life in prison over the hit-and-run incident, which took place after a confrontation on the set of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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

His record label helped launch the careers of artists including Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.

Knight was sent to prison in October 1996 for violating probation on a previous assault case when he allegedly kicked a man during a scuffle at a Las Vegas hotel.

In addition to being injured in the Shakur slaying, Knight was shot and wounded during a party at a Miami Beach nightspot in 2005 and in 2014 at a West Hollywood nightclub.

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