Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison after a friend was killed in a hit-and-run incident.
Knight pleaded no contest in a plea deal with prosecutors.
He ran over his friend Terry Carter after a reported business dispute.
It happened near the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” the 2015 movie about Death Row Records, which he once ran.
Marion “Suge” Knight, the former rap mogul who founded Death Row Records, was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after the death of one of his friends in a hit-and-run incident.
Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges in September, which means he didn’t formally admit he was guilty to manslaughter charges, but still permitted the court to decide a punishment. The plea was part of a deal with prosecutors — if convicted on the original charges, Knight could have been sentenced to life in prison.
The former Death Row Records CEO ran over Terry Carter, a business associate and friend, with his red Ford F-150 truck while on the set of the 2015 film “Straight Outta Compton.” He was in a dispute with a rival, the actor Cle Sloan, according to the Associated Press. Knight hit and injured Sloan with his car, but in the process hit Carter as well.
Carter later died, and Knight reportedly turned himself to the police. TMZ published a video of the fatal hit-and-run.
“Straight Outta Compton” chronicles the rise of the rap group NWA and Knight’s violent reputation in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1996, Knight was sent to prison for five years after assaulting a rival rapper and has twice been sent back to prison because of parole violations.
In court Thursday, eight of Carter’s family members asked the judge to impose the maximum 28-year sentence on Knight, according to the Associated Press.
“I wanted justice for my dad and now we’ve finally got it, kind of,” Nekaya Carter said. “My dad can finally rest in peace while you live out the rest of your life in prison.”
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