Marion “Suge” Knight Gets 28 Years In Prison For 2015 Hit And Run Tied To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ – Update

He also would receive an additional five years because the conviction was for a serious and violent felony and a year for the deadly weapon allegation. Under the sentencing guidelines, Knight would receive the high-term of 11 years in prison for the voluntary manslaughter count, which would double because he has a prior conviction under California's three strikes law.
Knight, 53, was once one of the most feared men in the record industry during his days as CEO of Death Row Records, a gangsta rap label that spawned massive hits by Dr. At its peak, the label was estimated to be grossing $100 million per year. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac.
Knight, who at the time was out on bail in a robbery case, fled the scene but was later arrested.
Knight was indicted for making criminal threats in August 2014. Those charges would be dismissed by a judge at sentencing.” /> He also was charged for allegedly stealing a camera from a woman in September 2014. By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases.
Knight entered his plea to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted a special allegation that he used a deadly weapon, a truck.
An altercation occurred outside the Tam's Burgers Compton restaurant, and Knight ran over two men with his truck. The expected prison time is in relation to a January 2015 incident that occurred near the set of a commercial being shot for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Terry Carter, 55, was killed and the other man was injured.
UPDATED, 1:47 PM: The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said today that Marion "Suge" Knight has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 2015 hit-and-run death of a man near the set of a commercial being shot for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. The incident happened while the Death Row Records co-founder was out on bail in a robbery case.
PREVIOUSLY, September 20: Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest today to running over a man and killing him in a restaurant parking lot three years ago. He is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in state prison on the charge.