Suge Knight to be sentenced to 28 years in prison

Suge Knight to be sentenced to 28 years in prison

Suge Knight to be sentenced to 28 years in prison

According to a report in local Los Angeles new station KABC, prosecutors say Knight proceeded to follow the two men to a nearby burger restaurant, where he ran over them with his pickup truck.

Fifty-five-year-old Terry Carter was killed, while another man, CleBone Sloan, survived his injuries.

Knight is scheduled to be sentenced October 4, and will be given a 28-year sentence under the terms of his plea deal with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases. His attorneys had said he was acting in self-defence and was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Mr Carter and Mr Sloan. 22 years will be served for the charge of vehicular manslaughter, while an additional 6 years was added due to a third strike violation.

The former rap mogul has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. The incident left Sloan hospitalized and Carter dead.

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Knight, who was out on bail in a robbery case at the time, fled the scene but was later arrested.

While his label was initially very successful, his fortunes began to slide in 1996 when rapper Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in the passenger seat of Knight's auto.

In 1997, he was sentenced to nine years in prison after violating his probation stemming from an earlier assault charge.

Months later, rap artist Christopher Wallace, known as Notorious B.I.G. and signed to a rival record label, was shot to death in Los Angeles.

Had Knight been found guilty of murder as originally charged, he would have faced life in prison, prosecutors said.

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