Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

Suge Knight Pleads No Contest to Manslaughter Charges

TMZ reported that Knight took a plea deal in a Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon.

Knight and Cle "Bone" Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton", were involved in the fistfight which ended up with Knight clipping Mr Sloan with his pickup track.

Knight, who was out on bail in a robbery case at the time, fled the scene but was later arrested. He was accused of stealing a camera from a woman and sending threatening text messages to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. Surveillance video of the incident was said to have been ready to play had the case gone to trial.

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

Knight would frequently, against the advice of Coen and his attorneys, speak extensively during hearings, complaining about jail conditions, his attorneys and his health issues. Part of the judge's instructions to the defendant include a phrase about the possibility of deportation following conviction, to which Suge said, "So, ICE can come and get me".

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DeBlanc declined comment on the plea agreement.

Knight, 53, was once one of the most feared men in the record industry during his days as CEO of Death Row Records, a gangsta rap label that spawned massive hits by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac.

Had Knight been convicted of murder and attempted murder as originally charged, he would have faced a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life in prison. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.

Knight was the one driving the auto the night that Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

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