Death Row Records Co-founder Suge Knight Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison
Former rap mogul and Co-founder of Death Row Records Marion Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday for the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.”
Knight, 53, pleaded no contest to manslaughter earlier this month in connection with the death of Terry Carter.
and one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was crushed after Knight allegedly struck the pair with his truck on the movie set. Knight had also been charged with one count of hit-and-run.
Video of the incident showed a truck driven by Knight pulling into the entrance of a Compton restaurant near the site where the movie was being filmed in 2015.
The driver of the truck is seen being approached by Sloan, a security guard, and the two men appear to talk for a few moments, with Knight remaining inside the vehicle.
Suddenly, the vehicle backs up, knocking Sloan to the ground. While still in reverse, the truck moves out of range of the security camera.
The vehicle is then seen zooming forward, back into camera range, running over Sloan a second time, and then running over a second man, Carter, a former rap music label owner.
Carter later died.
Carter’s niece gave an emotional statement in court on Thursday.
“He never got out of the car, to see if my uncle was okay. This has to be in my family forever. Nothing will be the same. Not even an apology, condolences have been made to my family.”
Knight already had prior convictions and spent several years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons charges. Under California’ three-strikes Knight sentence was doubled because of his prior convictions for what should have been a maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter in California is 11 years in prison.