At a hearing Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Knight plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter. His trial was scheduled to begin this coming Monday. Under the plea deal, he could get up to 28 years in prison when sentenced.
Knight, 52, had been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for using a pickup truck to allegedly run down Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue on Jan. 29, 2015. Carter died and Sloan survived his injuries.
Knight co-founded Death Row Records. In January, two of his attorneys were arrested on charges that they tried to pay off potential witnesses in his murder case.
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