Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

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 ran over Terry back in January 2015 as he fled the Tam's Burgers parking lot in Compton.

According to a report in effect of Sound, he was also facing a second-degree robbery charge for a 2014 incident in which he and comedian Katt Williams were accused of stealing a paparazzi's camera.Last year, Knight was indicted on charges of "threatening death or bodily injury" against Staight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases. Authorities claimed Knight intentionally drove his Truck into Carter and another man, Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was severely injured.

Knight, who at the time was out on bail in a robbery case, fled the scene but was later arrested. He was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and sending threatening text messages to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

The agreement means prosecutors will recommend he serve 28 years behind bars.


As you may recall, the rap mogul was charged with murder after the 2015 hit-and-run death of Terry Carter.

His attorney Albert DeBlanc Jr., appointed by the court five months ago, was his 16th, and Knight tried to fire him and get yet another lawyer just a day before the deal was reached.

On Thursday, while Coen read legal language about the plea and told Knight he was subject to deportation if he was not a citizen, Knight said "ICE is coming to get me?" to a smattering of laughs.

Knight, 53, was once one of the most feared men in the record industry during his days as CEO of Death Row Records, a gangsta rap label that spawned massive hits by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. The 28 years sentence is extraordinarily stiff for a guilty plea for manslaughter. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

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