Suge Knight Agrees To A 28-Year Prison Sentence For Vehicular Manslaughter

Suge Knight Agrees To A 28-Year Prison Sentence For Vehicular Manslaughter

Suge Knight Agrees To A 28-Year Prison Sentence For Vehicular Manslaughter

He then ran over another man, businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries.

A key figure in the gangsta-rap scene of the 1990s, Knight co-founded Death Row Records in 1991, a now-defunct label that once represented Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg.

Knight, 53, is scheduled to be sentenced October 4 and in exchange for his plea, prosecutors are calling for a sentence of 28 years in prison. As part of the plea agreement the murder charges will be dismissed by prosecutors, along with other charges against Knight of robbery and making criminal threats. Knight allegedly clipped Sloan with his pickup truck and fatally ran over Carter.

Knight will serve 22 years in prison on the voluntary manslaughter count, with an added six years for it being a third strike violation due to prior convictions.

Suge has maintained that he wasn't trying to hurt Sloan or Carter and says he was trying to escape after believing that they were both about to shoot him.

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 vehicle.

He was sentenced in February 1997 to prison for violating terms of that probation by taking part in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack as he rode in Knight's auto just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

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. With this plea, Knight will not be eligible for release until he is 81 years old.

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