Suge Knight Will Serve 28 Years In Prison Over A Fatal Hit-And-Run

Suge Knight Will Serve 28 Years In Prison Over A Fatal Hit-And-Run

Suge Knight Will Serve 28 Years In Prison Over A Fatal Hit-And-Run

Knight was blamed for intentionally running over Carter and Cle "Bone" Sloan following a heated discussion on the set of Straight Outta Compton. Knight was reportedly upset that he was not being paid for the use of his likeness.

The incident occurred in January 2015.

According to the sheriff's department, Knight reversed over the men and hit them again as he drove off.

Knight, who was out on bail in a robbery case at the time, fled the scene but was later arrested. Jury selection for his trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

In pleading no contest, equivalent to a guilty plea under California law, the 53-year-old co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records admitted using a "deadly and unsafe weapon" when he ran down two men with his pickup truck.

Knight is scheduled to be sentenced October 4, and will be given a 28-year sentence under the terms of his plea deal with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Attorneys for Knight have said that he was acting in self-defense and that Sloan was armed, which Sloan has denied. The incident left Sloan hospitalized and Carter dead.

The maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter in California is 11 years in prison, but that would double because of prior convictions under the state's three-strikes law, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy. In February of 1997, Knight was sentenced to five years in prison for violating his probation by partaking in a fight outside of a Las Vegas hotel earlier in the night before Shakur's death, which remains unsolved.

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