Former rap mogul to be jailed for 28 years for manslaughter

Former rap mogul to be jailed for 28 years for manslaughter

Knight is facing a 28-year state prison term when he is sentenced in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom October 4 by Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen. Suddenly, the vehicle backs up, knocking Sloan to the ground. While awaiting trial for the 2015 hit-and-run, he was also accused of threatening Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.

The plea came just days before jury selection was scheduled to begin in the long-delayed case that was to start on October 1.

By entering his plea, Knight resolves two other pending criminal cases: Knight was indicted for making criminal threats in August 2014 and he was charged for allegedly stealing a camera from a woman in September 2014.

The deadly confrontation occurred on January 29, 2015, outside a hamburger stand in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, following a heated argument on the set of a commercial for the film "Straight Outta Compton".

Knight's attorneys have said he was acting in self-defence and was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Carter and Sloan.

But at one point when asked by the judge if he understood his plea could lead to deportation were he not a US citizen, Knight joked: "Is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) gonna come and get me?"

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Knight, a Compton native and former football player, co-founded Death Row Records, which in its heyday in the early 1990s was generating revenues of about $100 million per year.

His record label helped launch the careers of artists including Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.

Knight, who was incarcerated at the time, was named by police a few years later as a suspect in the Wallace slaying but was never charged.

Knight was released from prison in April 2001.

Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene of an altercation in January 2015 outside a Compton burger stand. Knight and Cle "Bone" Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" were involved in a fistfight that ended with Knight clipping the man with his pickup truck and running over businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries.

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