Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Prison

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Suge Knight finally had his day in court last week, where he pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Compton businessman Terry Carter.

As part of a plea deal, Suge has agreed to serve 28 years in prison — 22 years for voluntary manslaughter and an additional six years because it is a third strike violation.

According to ABC News, he’s scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 4.

Suge, 53, has been in jail since 2015, facing murder charges for an incident that took place in January 2015 outside Tam’s Burgers in Compton.

He got into a physical confrontation with Cle β€œBone” Sloan, who was serving as a consultant on the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Reports said Suge was upset that he was not being paid for the use of his likeness. While leaving the set, Knight hit Sloan and ran over Carter. Sloan survived, but Carter later died from his injuries.

Suge fled, but it was all captured on surveillance video. He initially pleaded not guilty, saying that he acted in self-defense. His legal team also claimed that a hit man hired by Dr. Dre to kill Knight was at Tam’s the day of the incident.

As part of the agreement, Knight is also absolved in two other cases from 2014. He was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and sending threatening text messages to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

Suge was facing life in prison.