Suge Knight pleads no contest to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years                  By Henry Bruce-Jones Sep 21 2018

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years By Henry Bruce-Jones Sep 21 2018

The SUV then speeds forward, driving over Sloan, then hitting and driving over another man, 55-year-old Terry Carter, who later died.

The deal, which was presented in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, puts to bed a murder case that was almost four years in the making. Suge ran over Terry back in January 2015 as he fled the Tam's Burgers parking lot in Compton.

Knight, 53, is scheduled to be sentenced October 4 and in exchange for his plea, prosecutors are calling for a sentence of 28 years in prison.

Suge has maintained that he wasn't trying to hurt Sloan or Carter and says he was trying to escape after believing that they were both about to shoot him.

Knight had also been charged one count of hit-and-run. He was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and sending threatening text messages to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

Knight fled the scene, but the incident was captured on surveillance video. Court officials had said that no witness list would be released ahead of the trial, and that some witnesses might not be identified by name during the case. He is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in state prison on the charge. In February of 1997, Knight was sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation by partaking in a fight outside of a Las Vegas hotel earlier in the night before Shakur's death, which remains unsolved.

The following year, a federal racketeering probe of Knight and his record label, stemming from allegations of murder, drug trafficking, money laundering and gun running, was closed with the company pleading guilty to misdemeanor tax charges.

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