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Suge Knight Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison For 2015 Hit-And-Run

​Surveillance footage shows Knight hitting two men with his truck, leaving one dead and one seriously injured.
Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 04, 2018

Former Death Row Records CEO Marion "Suge" Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday for killing a man in a hit-and-run.

The charges stemmed from an altercation in the parking lot of a Compton burger stand back in 2015. Surveillance footage showed Knight running into two men with his truck, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other. The hit-and-run allegedly followed an argument about Knight's portrayal in the movie "Straight Outta Compton."

Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter late last month to avoid a possible life sentence. The maximum sentence for voluntary manslaughter in California is 11 years, but the L.A. County District Attorney's office said his sentence was doubled due to his prior convictions.

The former music mogul has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.