Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Plea Deal

He avoids life sentence for deadly hit-and-run
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2018 2:02 AM CDT
Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Plea Deal
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight looks back after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.   (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight won't be going to death row—but it's going to be a long time before he sees the outside of a prison. Under a plea deal with prosecutors in Los Angeles County, the 53-year-old rap mogul will serve 28 years in state prison for killing a man with his truck in 2015, E! Online reports. He pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter with a "deadly and dangerous weapon"—the pickup truck—but will avoid a murder charge and a separate case involving robbery and making threats will be dismissed, the BBC reports. Knight fatally ran over Terry Carter and seriously injured another man after an argument in 2015, but claimed he was acting in self-defense. California's "three-strike" law added six years to the sentence. (More Suge Knight stories.)

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