Suge Knight trial: Rap mogul pleads no contest over hit-and-run death

Tabitha Dunn
September 21, 2018

According to TMZ, Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in the murder case of Terry Carter this afternoon (September 20).

Knight ran over Carter after a fistfight with Compton consultant Cle "Bone" Sloan, whom he also clipped with his truck.

The deal, which was presented in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, puts to bed a murder case that was almost four years in the making.

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

Knight, co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, entered the plea ahead of his scheduled trial on murder charges. He said he feared Carter and Sloan were going to shoot him and his only option was to flee. The deal was presided by Judge Ronald S. Coen who received the agreement from Knight who only uttered "yes". Knight's extensive criminal record includes serving jail time on three separate occasions for crimes in the late 1980s and early '90s, including armed robbery and assault with a gun. Reports state Knight did not want to take the plea deal with media present. He was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and of sending threatening text messages to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

Knight collapsed during one court hearing, two of his former attorneys were indicted on witness-tampering charges, and his fiancée pleaded no contest to selling video of Knight hitting the two men with his truck. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years' probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992. In 1997, he was sentenced to jail for violating that probation after participating in an altercation in Las Vegas that culminated hours later in the fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur while he rode in Knight's auto.

Jet Airways Passengers Share Experiences of Mid-Air Horror
I saw a passenger sitting next to me bleeding from his nose. "There was no announcement (related to the problem) from the crew". A Jet Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its pilots failed to pressurize the jet after take off.

Storm-ravaged Carolinas brace for even more flooding
He tells SC "all that water is coming your way". "Now it looks nice, but it's really the calm before the storm ", Trump said. At the time , it seemed to reflect Trump's brand of playfulness. "America grieves with you and our hearts break for you".

1 moment in the new 'Captain Marvel' trailer really has people confused
A March 8, 2019 release date has been set for United States theaters, with an global rollout beginning the same week. Jackson , who reprises his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury, who ends up getting a new look of his own.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article