The 53-year-old, born Marion Knight, was originally charged with murder after he ran over Terry Carter, a hip-hop record label owner, after an altercation in the parking lot of a hamburger restaurant in Compton, Calif.
Suge Jacob Knight tells TMZ. despite his father striking a 28-year plea deal in his murder case Thursday, he's staying positive about the situation.
Marion 'Suge' Knight to serve 28 years after plea deal over Compton death
As part of the agreement the murder charges against him will be dismissed by prosecutors, along with the separate criminal cases charging him with robbery and making criminal threats. The plea deal will see Knight serve twenty-two years for the voluntary manslaughter charge, plus an additional six years because it is a third strike violation.
He had faced life in prison if convicted of murder for killing Carter.
While in Compton, CA, on the set of a promotional shoot for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Knight was involved in a fistfight with film consultant Cle "Bone" Sloan. Following what appears to be a brief discussion, a struggle then ensues. His legal team later claimed that a hit man hired by Dr. Dre to kill Knight was at Tam's the day of the incident.
Knight turned himself in to authorities a day after the incident. Attorneys for Knight have said that he was acting in self-defense and that Sloan was armed, which Sloan has denied.
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