Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads no contest to manslaughter

21 September, 2018, 13:03 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Former US rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015.

Knight, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, entered the plea at Los Angeles Superior Court ahead of his scheduled murder trial. The SUV then speeds forward, driving over Sloan, then hitting and driving over another man, 55-year-old Terry Carter, who later died.

The plea agreement additionally resolves two other 2014 cases, in which he was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and of sending threatening text messages to F. Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton.

The charge Knight plead no contest to was voluntary manslaughter, in which Terry Carter was plowed over by a vehicle Knight was at the wheel of at a restaurant in Compton.

"Straight Outta Compton" tells the story of the rap group N.W.A. Moments later, the video shows the SUV backing up and Cle "Bone" Sloan being thrown to the ground. Knight reportedly fled the scene of the incident before authorities arrived.

Tupac Shakur Suge Knight manslaughter death jail sentence hip hop rap Compton | Daily Star

Knight was the one driving the auto the night that Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996.

Knight, who was incarcerated at the time, was named by police a few years later as a suspect in the Wallace slaying but was never charged.

Sloan, who had feuded with Knight for years in a dispute with roots in their Compton gang ties, was likely to have been the trial's key witness, but may have been a hard one for the prosecution. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

Prosecutors said Knight was upset over not being paid for the use of his likeness in the film.

Knight was released from prison in April 2001.




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