Marion Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 years

Marion Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 years

It’s official, former rap mogul and CEO of the notorious Death Row Records Marion Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 years!

Marion Suge Knight will grow old in a prison cell until he is 71 years old. Read on for details…

Marion Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 years reported that Suge Knight was pointing the finger at Dr. Dre calling out a hit on him over Dre’s Death Row Records contract.

If you recall, Marion Suge Knight stated earlier that he had a lifetime contract with Dre, so no matter what he made, Marion was entitled to 30% of all profits made.

It’s a dirty deal, and like we said before a judge could easily have that voided.

Moving on, for the next 28-years Marion Suge Knight will be locked up behind bars after pleading no contest to manslaughter earlier this month in connection with the death of Terry Carter. Another thing Suge says he was forced to do [Click here for the backstory…]

To recap:

The former Death Row Records co-founder had been facing life in prison for Carter’s death and one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was maimed after Knight allegedly struck the pair with his truck.
Knight had also been charged with one count of hit-and-run.

The maximum penalty for voluntary manslaughter in California is 11 years in prison, but that was doubled because of Knight’s prior convictions under the state’s three-strikes law, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said.

Why Suge Knight Got 28-years in Prison:

Knight faced another five years because the conviction is for a serious and violent felony and one additional year for a deadly weapon allegation involving the truck he used.

“Straight Outta Compton,” tells the story of the founding of the rap group N.W.A.

Knight and N.W.A. member Andre “Dr. Dre” Young established the Death Row Records label together in 1991.

Knight Long History of Violent Headlines:

Over the years Knight, the former football player made headlines for run-ins with the law. In 1996, it got worse, Tupac was murdered, Knight was the driving the car. Shortly afterward, Knight spent several years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons convictions. Following Shakur’s death, feuds between Knight and a number of rappers continued, then Dr. Dre, and Snoop deserted Death Row. The label went bankrupt.

Suge has been around Hollywood for years, keeping a low profile, but still making headlines for his bullying. That’s all over now. Suge ain’t going anywhere and no one will actually know what really happened, just what we all saw in the surveillance video.


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