Suge Knight

Suge Knight has agreed to a plea deal that carries a 28-year prison sentence. The former Death Row Records co-founder struck a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors in exchange for a no contest plea of voluntary manslaughter.

Knight, 53, appeared before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday to accept a plea deal. He was given credit for time served of three and-a-half years.

Knight was charged with murder in the 2015 hit-and-run incident that killed Terry Carter and left another man injured.

Knight's son, Suge Jacob Knight, lashed out at the court system, saying it was unfairly set up so it is unlikely his father will leave prison alive.

"With all his health issues, I'm very worried about my father," the younger Knight told TMZ.

"He's a strong dude but he's human, man. The more he's in there, his stress is causing his health to be f--ked up. It's set up for him not to make it out and that's just the sad part because he doesn't deserve that. I don't wish this on anybody. The way it's set up in there - his diabetes, his health, he needs intensive care all the time."

He added: "That's a great man. it's time to give him a break. A chance. It's unfair, it's really unfair."

Knight will be formally sentenced on October 4. If he survives life behind bars, he will be freed from prison when he is nearly 80 years old.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

  • therealashland

    He got away with so much stuff, the 28 year sentence is light. He’s a bully and needs to be in a cage

  • therealashland

    Why did someone say karma finally caught up to Suge, and Puff was next ... lawd

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • datjerk

    If you want to be technical, he should have been given those 28 years 25 years ago. Dude has been a goon since I was a kid. Fuck em

  • Toni Madison

    Karma is real.

  • Shamwow

    Life will catch up to you and Suge is reaping what he sowed on a lot of people during his youth. I can see in Suge face that jail is getting to him. But baby boy Suge I suggest you have a deep talk with dad and convince him to join a Muslim group to learn inner peace and how to incorporate it into his life. Peace is the only thing that will help his sentence. He already took the plea so there are no more surprises. The best thing to do now is make the best out of a bad situation. Good thing he still has his dad. Because of your dad a lot of boys are unable to say that. Negativity won’t help this situation do something different and try to make it work.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    "that’s just the sad part because he doesn’t deserve that. I don’t wish this on anybody." and I am sure ALL of his victims over the years feel this same way about how Suge did THEM..I am sure some did not deserve what your dad did etc It is just your dads time son... he has been getting away with a lot of things since I was in dam high school 0-o

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Lol Puff cant dance his way out of this one huh... Karma on her way

  • Coy little wink

    Oh my

  • Coy little wink
  • Jordan’s Memory

    That man is the devil and he should have gotten more than that. apparently his son must have been sheltered or incredibly naïve to think his father is a good man. camera's don't lie, that's just the only murder we knew about.

  • Coy little wink

    Suge made his bed son...

  • SpiceGirl

    Killing folks is unfair as well.....what was your point again son?! (FOH)

  • sunni_daze

    Damn 28yrs maybe he should have gone to trial. He got the short end of a long stick.

  • Shamwow

    Suge would get crushed in a trial.

  • Shamwow

    The boy is entitled to his perspective of his dad. From his perspective I dont doubt that he would feel the way he feels but there are 8 sides to a story.

  • Malcom Flex

    Shug is a good example of what goes around comes around. That's all I got on this.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He killed a man. Suge's family can still visit him in prison, but this other man's family can only visit his gravesite.

    Sorry, no sympthy for Suge Knight today.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He had previous felony convictions.
    Under California's 3-strikes law, he would have faced life with no parole.

  • Renee26

    Well another man is dead because your daddy ran him over twice... How about your daddy is still alive so view that as a blessing

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. He made more money than most of us average folks will ever make in a lifetime. All he had to do is not act like a thug, and just like a peaceful comfortable life. But he couln't leave his hoodish, thuggish ways behind, even with all that wealth.
    I'll save my sympathy for somebody who truly deserves it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dude your daddy is a LONGTIME bully, a damn shakedown-er, and most of all a gatdamn KILLER. Shut your ass UP.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • LeeSeeCee

    What is the reality of Suge actually serving all 28 years? I mean, come on, it's CA for goodness sake. They just let an actor who stabbed his gf 15 times out after only 8 years.

  • LeeSeeCee

    What is the reality of Suge actually serving all 28 years? I mean, come on, it's CA for goodness sake. They just let an actor who stabbed his gf 15 times out after only 8 years.

  • Keyshia Ray

    I dont feel sorry for him one bit. Good riddance!

  • Keyshia Ray

    I dont feel sorry for him one bit. Good riddance!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Odd, it’s not fair for the guy your daddy murdered either. Instead of driving over the guy, he could have drove away.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Odd, it’s not fair for the guy your daddy murdered either. Instead of driving over the guy, he could have drove away.

  • TriniHarlem

    He had it coming for damn near two decades stfu and visit his big musty ass in prison. Gtfoh

  • TriniHarlem

    He had it coming for damn near two decades stfu and visit his big musty ass in prison. Gtfoh

  • guest

    He's not gonna do 28 yrs. CA law he will be out 10-12 yrs!

  • guest

    He's not gonna do 28 yrs. CA law he will be out 10-12 yrs!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Suge has been terrorizing folks forever. I do no feel for him. Too late to be an upstanding citizen. You did the crime now do the time like a 'real G'.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Suge has been terrorizing folks forever. I do no feel for him. Too late to be an upstanding citizen. You did the crime now do the time like a 'real G'.

  • Vonn

    Thank you. I came to say the same thing. Zero sympathy this way.

  • Vonn

    Thank you. I came to say the same thing. Zero sympathy this way.

  • Sassie

    His son obviously wasn't there when his dad was hanging people over railings and treating dudes like shit that worked for him and running over people in his truck. I feel no sympathy for Suge. He is a monster.

  • Sassie

    His son obviously wasn't there when his dad was hanging people over railings and treating dudes like shit that worked for him and running over people in his truck. I feel no sympathy for Suge. He is a monster.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It might not be 28 but 10-12 is still a long time. He doesn't seem to be built for prison life. I hope he suffers.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Quitedeliteful

    Someone above said he would serve about 10-12. It's not 28 but it's better than nothing. By the looks of him whatever time he serves will be rough. I bet he wishes he could get a do-over.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Was it fair for the guy to try and set Suge up and ended up getting himself killed

  • Keyshia Ray

    You see him in the court room looking all pitiful lol. Please ?

  • dontgetblocked

    This is the one murder that he's paying for. How many other murders, robberies, beatings and other crimes is he guilty of committing. Suge is dangerous and should die in prison. I'm not opposed to him being electrocuted. He is the black street Hitler.

  • dontgetblocked

    The victim did NOT get himself killed. Suge Knight MURDERED him and he will sit his azz in jail for another 28 years or DIE! Justice served.

  • Fire & Ice

    Karma might be late, but she's coming!

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Poor Little Tink Tink!!!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Karma is a b#$@%t

  • Ant Hill

    I highly doubt they will be granting him parole, he will do all 28.

  • imright

    unfair ?!?! lock the son up too shiit?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's a repeat felon. California has a 3 strikes law that normally can you a life sentence on the 3rd felony. He's actually lucky he only got 28 years, since he has a chance to get out early with good behavior.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He's a repeat felon. California has a 3 strikes law that normally can you a life sentence on the 3rd felony. He's actually lucky he only got 28 years, since he has a chance to get out early with good behavior.

  • pecancandy

    Exactly, should have been arrested after his kindergarten graduation ?! Would have saved many lives.

  • pecancandy

    Exactly, should have been arrested after his kindergarten graduation ?! Would have saved many lives.

  • pecancandy

    Lmao

  • pecancandy

    Lmao

  • pecancandy

    I think Steve Harvey on Karma’s short list too!

  • teather

    I hesitate to even ever comment on anything re:this guy. I'm gonna leave it there. However, Relax ppl, his son, just like us with our parents, has no idea of the things ppl have alleged Suge did. He's been accused on some real heinous sh*t. Moving on.

  • the guest

    It's so sad because Suge Knight is an example of someone with natural power and potential for great success and wealth but he channeled his energy in wrong ways. I don't understand why he didn't want to be an ethical successful person. His eyes look sincerely pained and scared in the photo.

  • the guest

    Bullies usually aren't built to take what they dish out.

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true. In that picture above he looks shell-shocked.

  • sunni_daze

    28yrs when you 50 is life with no parole.

  • sunni_daze

    Maybe but he should've taken the chance either way he gone for good.

  • primadutch

    Obviously he doesn't know who his Daddy is...ijs.

  • MsChocolate

    Oh no trial. He would’ve been convicted on murder

  • Reenaface

    Maybe jail isn't a bad place to be I don't know if he's safe being released to the streets. At least he can work on his memoirs from jail.

  • KLo

    #womp #womp. go cry me a river. he had people killed. now you know their pain

  • Marlika

    It’s unfair that his sorry pappy ran over that mans head and he’s dead. Phawk Suga & his punk ass boy. He’s daddy should have gotten the death penalty!! ???

  • Latisaj

    He apparently doesn't know his father like the rest of the world does!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    The victim was part of a plot to get Suge Knight beat up that’s why the other guy who got ran over never testified

  • Victorious82

    Completely agree. Suge is probably paying for other sins he’s committed but I completely believe he was set up that day to be harmed and that’s why suge got scared and ran them over.

  • Victorious82

    He’ll probably do 10-15 years. CA corrections is so over burdened folks are doing less than 1/2 their time.

  • MsPam

    His son knows how to google besides Surge agreed to the 28 years.

  • sunni_daze

    That plea is a murder conviction.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Suge got what he deserve. So he gets 28 years in prison,with time served,its actually 25 years. If he makes it out he's on 3 yrs probation. Lmaooo...Suges ass gon die in prison. Plus dey say he's in bad health.

  • jujumanji

    Suge been a menace . Good Riddance! ??

  • Logan Roberts

    Karma ?

  • LYRICS

    I don't feel it for Suge ONE IOATA....................

  • HalleMerry

    ?

  • ImWoke

    To Suge’s son, he’s already had several chances to live a productive, crime free life and he’s blown each and everyone of them. Prison is his final stop. Learn from his mistakes and move forward with your life

  • Yui

    Poor young man, despite all ole Suge has done, he’s still his father.

    BUT

    Your daddy was/is not a good person. Facts. When you commit the crime —

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep. No mercy for Shug!

  • GuestSTAR

    Don't feel the least bit sorry for this idiot, many are dead because of him, but had this been anyone else they likely wouldn't have been prosecuted for this. Just looking at the video, it looks like they were going to ambush him.

  • ????? ??????

    Karma is a Beech..With all the thing his dad had done.I don't felt anything for him.

  • Patricia

    i dont agree with the charges against him b/c i saw that video and i dont think he was accountable for that particular murder. i feel they are giving him extra time for being a bad boy all his life.

  • Jennifer

    I remember a time when this dude was the sexiest mf on EARTH! That time has passed.

  • kekeb

    Its hard to feel sorry for him. I sincerely believe he was involved in many things that caused others significant losses.
    However, I feel sorry that his son feels bad

  • Anji

    He was. I just happened to be at Tams and saw it play out. I went to school with the alleged victim. It was chaos and trickery that evening and Suge would've likely died that night...which I don't think would bother many.

  • Judi Jupiter

    Do tell more please

  • the guest

    Like he’s fighting back tears.

  • the guest

    Sheltered.

    The most notorious criminals in history have been evil citizens, horrible husbands, but somehow are doting and loving dads. Even in the fictional crimes movies and shows the mobsters murder then go to their child’s graduation. Suge’s son really only sees ice cream and flag football while everyone else sees....

  • the guest

    He’ll be granted parole. The way he looks in that photo, he will have no pride and throw himself at the parole board’s feet to get free. What we are seeing is Suge Knight as a broken man. Never thought he could broken after how evil he was. I mean he was frightening.

  • GrapeCrush

    Eewww!! ?

  • Jennifer

    ?

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  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Suge Knight's son sounds like a sociopath. All of his focus is on his needs and feelings. He doesn't express any empathy for the man his father murdered and the other man who was injured. If my father was in jail for murder, the last thing I would call him, is a great man.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    To each his own. Suge had sex appeal. I can see what others see in him.

    I used to date a guy that looks like Chris Rock. My friends talk about me like a dog for going out with him. I didn't care. He was smart, funny, and when he played guitar... ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yep.karma finally cawt up with Suge and all his bad deeds throughout the years.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Is his son dealing with that unconditional love thang? Or is he that naive?

  • Kimocha

    Awww this child is in some serious denial... Suge has been given chance after chance to get his sh$t together... It's just Karma done finally bit him in the azz.... The son obviously doesn't know who his father truly was/is and when he finally faces the truth he will need some serious counseling....smdh

  • MsNewNew

    I say both for $500 Alex

  • sunni_daze

    He won't get parole. That man terrorized LA