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'He Showed No Remorse': Family Of Terry Carter Speaks After Suge Knight Gets 28 Years For Fatal Hit-And-Run

Marion "Suge" Knight looks on at his sentencing in Los Angeles, California on October 4, 2018 where Knight was sentenced to 28 years in state prison for the fatal confrontation outside a Compton burger stand nearly four years ago. (David McNew/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

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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.

Jessica Carter, flanked by family members, speaks to reporters following the sentencing of Marion "Suge" Knight for killing her brother, Terry Carter, in a Jan. 2015 hit-and-run. (David Wagner/LAist)

"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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