'He Showed No Remorse': Family Of Terry Carter Speaks After Suge Knight Gets 28 Years For Fatal Hit-And-Run
By David Wagner and Ryan Fonseca
Marion "Suge" Knight has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter two weeks ago.
The '90s rap mogul was originally facing murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges for running over two men, killing one of them, and fleeing the scene in Jan. 2015.
"Suge" Knight was just sentenced to 28 years in jail for a 2015 hit-and-run that left one man dead. @kpcc pic.twitter.com/4vToGtwcC0— David Wagner (@radiowagner) October 4, 2018
Knight maintained he was acting in self-defense, fleeing armed attackers. The incident reportedly happened on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Knight got in a fistfight with Cle "Bone" Sloan, a consultant on the film, which ended with Knight clipping him with his pickup truck -- and running over businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries.
Knight, in chains and an orange jumpsuit, mostly sat still and looked away from Carter's family members as they read statements about how his death has affected them.
Many of Carter's relatives stifled tears, describing Terry as a dedicated family man and a "problem solver" in their lives. They said it was painful to see footage of his death broadcast by TMZ and on social media.
"I have witnessed his murder over and over again because of the video," said Terry's sister Jessica Carter. "Our lives will never be the same, and we are missing the chief executive officer of our family."
Before reading the sentence, Judge Ronald Coen said his heart went out to the Carter family.
After the sentencing, Terry Carter's daughter, Nekaya Carter, said she was relieved the trial, which has lasted more than three years, has come to an end.
"He showed no remorse," Carter said of Knight. "He made himself the victim."
Knight also faces a separate charge for making death threats against Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. He pleaded not guilty in that case in Aug. 2017.
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