Published: Fri, September 21, 2018

Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest in Los Angeles on Thursday to a single count of manslaughter stemming from a fatal 2015 hit-and-run, as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that calls for him to serve 28 years in prison.

Suge was arrested shortly after the incident and has been in jail ever since then, awaiting trial.

The former music producer will be sentenced in October when he will be handed the 28-year sentence.

Remember Snoop Dogg's "Death Row is the label that pays me" from "Nuthin" But a "G' Thang"? Authorities claimed Knight intentionally drove his Truck into Carter and another man, Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was severely injured.


FILE - In this August 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and a founder of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight, attend a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. Attorneys for Knight have said that he was acting in self-defense and that Sloan was armed, which Sloan has denied. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy. He originally faced life without the possibility of parole if convicted. His previous felony convictions include armed robbery and assault with a gun.

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 vehicle just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

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