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Suge Knight Sentenced to Only 28 Years for Running Over and Killing a Man

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday to 28 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a man he ran over with his pickup truck outside a hamburger stand in 2015.

The plea came just days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the long-delayed case that was to start on Oct. 1, 2018. Knight originally faced life without the possibility of parole if convicted so I guess 28 years isn’t that bad, considering what all he has done to people.

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(People) In a Los Angeles courthouse on Sept. 20, the rapper, 53, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the January 2015 hit-and-run incident during which a vehicle he was riding in struck two pedestrians, including witness Cle “Bone” Sloan, in Compton, California, killing 55-year-old Terry Carter.

The plea deal calls for the former Death Row Records exec to serve 22 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter count, five years because it is a third strike violation and one year for deadly weapon allegations.

By entering his plea, Knight resolves two other pending criminal cases: Knight was indicted for making criminal threats in August 2014 and he was charged for allegedly stealing a camera from a woman in September 2014. Knight, who was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run in January 2015, and his 16th appointed attorney, Albert DeBlanc, first contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office about a possible plea deal on Wednesday, according to Terry’s widow Lillian Carter as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

 

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