Suge Knight Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter in 2015 Fatal Hit-and-Run

Lawrence Kim
September 21, 2018

Suge Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.

The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering one man and attempting to murder a second with his pick-up truck in Los Angeles.

Knight, 53, is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in prison on October 4 for the 2015 hit-and-run death of Terry Carter.

The charge relates to an incident in 2015 in which Knight was accused of intentionally running over two men with his pick-up truck before fleeing the scene.

By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases.

Knight and Cle "Bone" Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton", were involved in the fistfight which ended up with Knight clipping Mr Sloan with his pickup track.

Knight's attorney, Al DeBlanc, first contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney's office about a possible plea deal on Wednesday, according to Lillian Carter, the widow of victim Terry Carter. The deal was presided by Judge Ronald S. Coen who received the agreement from Knight who only uttered "yes".

But at one point when asked by the judge if he understood his plea could lead to deportation were he not a US citizen, Knight joked: "Is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) gonna come and get me?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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