Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Prison For Fatal Hit And Run

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 21, 2018

Knight's attorneys have said he was acting in self-defense and was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Carter and Sloan.

The hit-and-run case against Knight has generated several other crimes and prison sentences.

Marion "Suge" Knight faces 28 years in prison, after pleading no contest to "running over a man and killing him in a restaurant parking lot three years ago", according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Knight had also been charged one count of hit-and-run. "Normally he likes the cameras to be on him 24-7".

According to Knight's plea deal, he has been absolved in two additional legal cases from 2014, which involved allegedly stealing a camera from a woman and sending threatening texts to F. Gary Gray - the director of Straight Outta Compton. 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.

Although Suge Knight fled the scene, he was caught on surveillance video.

The years Knight spent awaiting trial will be docked from his overall sentencing.

The former Death Row Records CEO pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter to avoid charges of murder and attempted murder. Knight, who was at the wheel, was slightly wounded himself.

People Magazine reports that his attorney reached out to prosecutors and struck a plea deal.

Knight would frequently, against the advice of Coen and his attorneys, speak extensively during hearings, complaining about jail conditions, his attorneys and his health issues.

But at one point when asked by the judge if he understood his plea could lead to deportation were he not a USA citizen, Knight joked: "Is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) gonna come and get me?" Prosecutors did not speak to reporters outside court.

Knight has always been known as much for his run-ins with the law and brushes with violence and as for his career as a rap music executive who promoted the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur in the 1990s. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years' probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992.

He was sentenced in February 1997 to prison for violating terms of that probation by taking part in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack as he rode in Knight's auto just east of the Las Vegas Strip. Both rap murders remain unsolved.

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