Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the 2015 death of a man he ran over and killed in a Compton parking lot after an argument. According to Buzzfeed News, Knight will spend 28 years in state prison.
Here’s a timeline of Suge Knight’s run-ins with the law https://t.co/usT8TK8DPP
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During the incident, Knight hit two men: Cle “Bone” Sloan and Terry Carter. Sloan survived, but Carter died. The rap mogul had been charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit-and-run with an allegation that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case. Suge pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted a special allegation that he used a deadly weapon, a truck.
Knight’s trial was slated to start on Monday. He was facing life in state prison. By entering his plea, Knight will also resolve two other pending criminal charges, Buzzfeed News explains. He was indicted for making criminal threats in August 2014 and was charged for allegedly stealing a camera from a woman in September 2014. Those charges would be dismissed by a judge at sentencing. Knight’s formal sentence is set for Oct. 4.
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