Marion ‘Suge’ Knight to serve 28 years after plea deal over Compton death



Death Row Records co-founder Marion ‘Suge’ Knight will serve 28 years in jail for running a man over during a fight in Los Angeles.

The rap mogul, whose label once listed Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the prison term.

He had been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene following a fight outside a burger stand in the Compton area of LA in January 2015.

Knight and Cle “Bone” Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton”, were involved in the fistfight which ended up with Knight clipping Mr Sloan with his pickup track.

He then ran over another man, businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries.

Knight, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, entered the plea at Los Angeles Superior Court ahead of his scheduled murder trial.

The former music producer will be sentenced in October when he will be handed the 28-year sentence.

As part of the agreement the murder charges against him will be dismissed by prosecutors, along with the separate criminal cases charging him with robbery and making criminal threats.

Knight’s lawyers maintain he was acting in self-defence as he fled armed attackers when he ran over Mr Carter and Mr Sloan.

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