It’s been a long road for Suge Knight over the last few years and it’s about to get even longer. The 52-year-old has been in prison on murder charges for killing Terry Carter in 2015 and this week, though pleading no contest to manslaughter, the Death Row bad boy will spend 28 years in prison for the vicious murder.
According to CNN, “the maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter in California is 11 years in prison, but that would double because of prior convictions under the state’s three-strikes law, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said. Knight faces another five years because the conviction is for a serious and violent felony and one year for a deadly weapon allegation involving the truck he used.”
Knight took the deal as part of a plea so that two other criminal cases against him will be dismissed at sentencing on October 4. Last year he was indicted for reportedly making criminal threats against Director F. Gary Gray in 2014 while shooting Straight Outta Compton.