Suge Knight Arrested for Murder Following Fatal Hit-and-Run – Today in Hip-Hop l

Jan. 30, 2015: Former Death Row Records CEO Marion Suge Knight was arrested on this day in 2015, for a tragic hit-and-run that left one person dead and another guy hospitalized with severe injuries.

Suge Knight’s hit-and-run case began on January 29, 2015, when the former rap mogul allegedly got into a confrontation on the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, which was shooting in Los Angeles at the time. According to The Guardian, Knight was finally barred away by security, who cited a restraining order issued by Dr. Dre.

Following that, Knight went to Tam’s Burgers in Compton, Calif., and got into an argument with Terry Carter, a reputed friend of Knight’s, and Cle “Bone” Sloan, a former gang member-turned-actor who was working as a consultant for Straight Outta Compton.

According to Lieutenant John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Knight and one of the males began punching each other through the glass of Knight’s Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck. Knight reversed the truck, knocking one of the victims to the ground. Knight then drove forward, running over the first victim and striking the second before fleeing the scene. When Knight pulled over, one of the truck’s tires drove over Carter’s head, according to an eyewitness.

Check the reactionsof the incident below;

Carter died later at a hospital. Sloan was admitted to the hospital with two shattered ankles, a major gash to his head, two ruptured knee ligaments, and a shoulder injury.

Knight surrendered to authorities the next day, Jan. 30, 2015, and was arrested on suspicion of murder. The bail amount was set at $2 million.

“Mr. Knight did nothing wrong in this issue, in my opinion. He was attacked by a group of people, which has already been confirmed by witnesses “Knight’s attorney, James Blatt, confirmed the news to KTLA.

Suge Knight pled no pleas to manslaughter three years after the fatal hit-and-run on Sept. 20, 2018, avoiding a full-fledged jury trial. Prosecutors asked that Knight serve 28 years in jail in return for his plea. The disgraced music mogul was sentenced to life in prison.

On Oct. 4, 2019, Judge Ronald S. Coen sentenced Knight to 28 years in prison: 22 years for running over the victim, Terry Carter, and six years for violating California’s three-strikes legislation. As of December of 2019, Suge Knight remains behind bars at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, Calif., and won’t be eligible for release until October 2034.

Watch Suge Knight’s Sentencing Hearing Below;


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