‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison


Marion Suge Knight (L), with attorney Albert DeBlanc, pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The plea deal calls for Knight, 53, to serve 28 years in state prison. – Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday and will serve 28 years in prison for running over and killing a man three years ago. Knight’s plea, which was unveiled in a Los Angeles courtroom, came just days before he was to stand trial for the death of 55-year-old Terry Carter, who was run down outside an LA restaurant in 2015 following a dispute over the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” (Photo by Gary Coronado / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARY CORONADO/AFP/Getty Images)

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A judge has sentenced Marion “Suge” Knight to 28 years in prison nearly four years after the former rap mogul killed a man with his truck.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen handed down the sentence as expected Thursday for running over and killing businessman Terry Carter outside a Compton burger stand in 2015.

Members of Carter’s family addressed the court including daughter Crystal, who called Knight “a disgusting, selfish disgrace to the human species.”

Knight stared forward throughout.

Knight avoided a murder trial that was about to begin when he agreed two weeks ago to plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter and accept the sentence.

The Death Row Records co-founder appeared in court for the sentencing wearing orange prison attire with chains on his arms and legs alongside Albert Deblanc Jr., his 16th lawyer in the case.

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