Ex-rap mogul Suge Knight lands 28-year prison sentence

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Ex-rap mogul Suge Knight lands 28-year prison sentence

Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight has been sentenced to almost three decades in prison for running a man over during a fight in Los Angeles.

Knight wore a large cross and orange jail attire during Thursday's sentencing, which draws to a close a almost four-year court saga over the fatal 2015 confrontation.

Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter, with a special allegation that he used a deadly weapon. Knight was upset about his portrayal in an N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which Sloan was serving as a consultant on.

A lawyer for Dre responded to the claims back in 2016: "Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge's lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance". He showed no emotion in court Thursday as relatives of Terry Carter, the man he killed, described their loved one as a devoted family man and peacemaker.

The probation violation stemmed from a scuffle he was involved in at a Las Vegas hotel in September 1996, hours before Shakur was shot to death while riding in a vehicle being driven by Knight on the Las Vegas Strip.

And Knight told The Blast that, because he tried to claim his money, Dre put out a hit on him on the day he ran over Terry.

Voluntary manslaughter would normally bring a sentence of 11 years in prison, but Knight's conviction along with his previous felonies triggers California's three strikes law. Knight's attempts to pursue that money is what he says led to the first attempt on his life-a nightclub shooting in which he was shot seven times.

In a letter read by Carter's sister, Carter's widow wrote that the two, who had been married for 29 years, "expected to grow old with one another". The death was captured on surveillance video.

In January, two of Knight's attorneys were arrested on charges that they tried to pay off potential witnesses in his murder case. He did not address the court.

Judge Ronald Coen said Knight had earned the equivalent of 4.2 years credit for time served in pretrial detention.

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