Friday 15 November 2019

‘Suge’ Knight gets 28-year jail term

The former rap mogul ran over and killed businessman Terry Carter outside a burger stand in 2015.

Marion Hugh ‘Suge’ Knight (Patrick T Fallon/Pool Photo via AP)
Marion Hugh ‘Suge’ Knight (Patrick T Fallon/Pool Photo via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A judge has sentenced Marion “Suge” Knight to 28 years in prison nearly four years after the former rap mogul killed a man with his truck.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S Coen handed down the sentence as expected to Knight for running over and killing businessman Terry Carter outside a Compton burger stand in 2015.

Members of Mr Carter’s family addressed the court, including daughter Crystal, who called Knight “a disgusting, selfish disgrace to the human species”.

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Marion ‘Suge’ Knight (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP/Pool)

Knight stared forward throughout.

He avoided a murder trial that was about to begin when he agreed two weeks ago to plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter and accept the sentence.

The Death Row Records co-founder appeared in court for the sentencing wearing orange prison attire with chains on his arms and legs alongside Albert Deblanc Jr, his 16th lawyer in the case.

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