Suge Knight Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Man He Killed Ends in Mistrial

Mistrial declared in wrongful death lawsuit against Suge Knight for running over man in 2015
Mistrial declared in wrongful death lawsuit against Suge Knight for running over man in 2015 (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/DailyMail)

A mistrial was declared Wednesday in a wrongful death suit brought against Marion “Suge” Knight by family members of a man run over and killed by the former rap multimillionaire in Compton in 2015, with jurors deadlocked 7-5 in favor of finding him responsible.

Judge Thomas Long of the Compton Superior Court took the action after jurors made the announcement they could not reach a verdict with the required nine votes.

They revealed their stalemate late last week, but the judge prompted them to return Tuesday and continue to work.

Knight, 56, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in September 2018 for killing Terry Carter, 55, after an argument near a “Straight Outta Compton” promo shoot on Jan. 29, 2015. After his plea, Judge Ronald Coen sentenced him to 28 years in prison.

Knight testified virtually in the lawsuit.

Knight also acknowledged using a truck as a deadly weapon in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue. A scale model of the biz was shown during Super Bowl halftime at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13.

Carter’s widow Lillian and daughters Crystal and Nekaya filed the June 2015 lawsuit.

Knight seriously injured Cle “Bone” Sloan during the confrontation, captured on video. Knight claimed he was trying to flee in his truck and that Sloan had a gun.

Knight, a Compton-born former football player, co-founded Death Row Records in the early 1990s. He launched Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. He was with Shakur when he was killed in 1996.


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