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Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison After Striking Plea Deal in Murder Case

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Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison After Striking Plea Deal in Murder Case

Suge Knight is going away for a very long time.

According to the Associated Press, Knight pleaded no contest to the charge of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Terry Carter. The plea deal presented to the former Death Row Records CEO will see him serve 22 years in prison, with an additional 6 years tacked on under the three-strikes law. Knight will be formally sentenced on October 4.

In 2015, Carter was run over by Knight following an altercation at a promotion video shoot for the movie Straight Outta Compton. Knight, 53, was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with murder. He has been in Jail since the collision. 51-year-old Cle “Bone” Sloan, a technical adviser on the movie, was also hit by Knight’s red Ford Raptor pickup but survived. Knight reportedly had a previous confrontation earlier that day with people affiliated with the movie.

Two of Knight’s former attorneys on the case—Thaddeus Culpepper and Matthew Fletcher—were indicted for conspiracy to commit bribery earlier this year. As a result, Knight’s trial has suffered numerous setbacks, with him changing his legal team multiple times.

Managing Editor, All Black Media

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