Friday, June 24, 2022

Suge Knight Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ends in Mistrial

Four years ago Suge Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of Terry Carter [click here if you missed that]. 

The lawsuit filed against Suge for Carter's death has ended in a mistrial...

A wrongful-death lawsuit against music mogul Suge Knight has ended in a mistrial.
Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in September 2018 after he ran over Terry Carter after the two argued while discussing how Knight would get paid for the movie “Straight Outta Compton” in January 2015. He also seriously injured Cle “Bone” Sloan while driving away in a pickup truck from a Tam’s Burgers restaurant.
The suit was filed by Carter’s widow, Lillian, and daughters Crystal and Nekaya. However, the jury said last week it was unable to get to the nine vote necessary to reach a verdict. After days of deliberating and no resolution with the jury deadlocked 7-5, Compton Superior Court Judge Thomas Long declared a mistrial.