‘Suge’ Knight Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for 2015 Hit-and-Run Death

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced to 28 years in state prison Thursday after he pleaded no contest last month to voluntary manslaughter for killing a man with his car. KABC reports that the 53-year-old founder of Death Row Records got into an altercation with rival Cle “Bone” Sloan and businessman Terry Carter over the trailer for the movie Straight Outta Compton in January 2015. Afterward, Knight backed into Sloan and ran over Carter in the driveway of Tam’s Burgers with his Ford F-150 pickup, prosecutors said. Carter subsequently died of his injuries, while Sloan survived. Knight’s lawyers argued that there were “men with guns at the scene,” and he was acting in self-defense. Prosecutors said there was no evidence to support that claim. Voluntary manslaughter normally carries an 11-year sentence, but Knight’s previous convictions triggered California’s “three strikes law” that reportedly “doubles the manslaughter sentence and adds an extra six years.”