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Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison for manslaughter

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday to 28 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a man he ran over with his pickup truck outside a hamburger stand in 2015.
 
The 53 year-old is known as much for repeated run-ins with the law as for his career as a hip-hop executive promoting the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur during the 1990s.
 
The co-founder of the influential label Death Row Records pleaded no contest on September 20 to one count of voluntary manslaughter for the hit-and-run killing of 55 year-old Terry Carter.
 
He admitted then to using a "deadly and dangerous weapon" on January 29, 2015, when he ran down two men with his pickup truck, following a heated argument on the set of a TV commercial for the film Straight Outta Compton.
 
Carter later died of his injuries. 
 
The second man was left with a badly mangled with left foot and head injuries.


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