'Suge' Knight gets 28-year jail term

'Suge' Knight gets 28-year jail term

'Suge' Knight gets 28-year jail term

The hearing on Thursday for the 53-year-old Death Row Records co-founder comes nearly four years after Knight killed one man and injured another with his truck outside a Compton burger stand.

That breaks down to twenty-two years for the voluntary manslaughter charge, plus another six as part of California's three-strikes law. The "Dear Mama" rapper and Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, had a close-knit business relationship.

He admitted then to using a "deadly and risky weapon" on January 29, 2015, when he ran down two men with his pickup truck in an altercation outside Tam's Burgers that spilled over from a quarrel on the nearby set of a TV commercial for the film "Straight Outta Compton".

That plea, which mandated a 28-year sentence, averted a murder trial that could have resulted in a life-in-prison sentence for him.

Knight backed into Sloan with his truck and wounded him before running over Carter, who later died from his injuries.

Knight had claimed he was trying to flee the scene in his truck, contending that Sloan, who was working security for the film set, was armed with a gun.

By entering his plea, Knight also will resolve two other pending criminal cases.

Knight, 53, stared forward throughout. The label's records, including Dre's first solo album The Chronic and Snoop Dogg's debut Doggystyle, are considered classics of the genre that defined an era.

"I ask that you sentence this unrepentant, remorseless, cold, callous menace to society to the maximum of 28 years", she told a judge. He wore a cross around his neck and looked straight ahead as statements were read. He showed no emotion in court as Carter's relatives described their loved one as a devoted family man and peacemaker.

Knight and N.W.A. member Andre "Dr. Dre" Young established the Death Row Records label together in 1991.

Knight previously served more than half of a nine-year term for violating the probation he received in 1995 for an assault on two aspiring rappers at a Hollywood recording studio.

Yes, Suge J. Knight is the latest person to claim Shakur-who died in September 1996 after being shot in a drive-by, while in a auto with Suge Knight-is still alive.

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