Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight pleads to manslaughter days before murder trial

Knight was facing possible life in prison if found guilty as originally charged

The 28 years sentence is extraordinarily stiff for a guilty plea for manslaughter.

Knight's attorney, Al DeBlanc, first contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney's office about a possible plea deal on Wednesday, according to Lillian Carter, the widow of victim Terry Carter.

Knight's sentence includes 22 years for voluntary manslaughter and six years because this was his third felony. Suge was facing life in prison for killing Carter in 2015 in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton.

One of the victims, 55-year-old Terry Carter, later died of his injuries.

Knight, who at the time was out on bail in a robbery case, fled the scene but was later arrested. Knight had gotten into a fist fight with Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was used as a consultant for the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton".

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A key figure in the gangsta-rap scene of the 1990s, Knight co-founded Death Row Records in 1991, a now-defunct label that once represented Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg.

Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in his murder case. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.

Previously, Knight had been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading no contest to assaulting two rappers in 1995.

He was sentenced in February 1997 to prison for violating terms of that probation by taking part in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack as he rode in Knight's vehicle just east of the Las Vegas Strip.

Suge Knight was facing life in prison if convicted for the murder, but after having some time to think about the mountain of legal troubles he found himself in, he chose to give up fighting.

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