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Mistrial Declared in Suge Knight Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Marion «Suge» Knight after jurors announced they could not attain the nine votes needed to reach a verdict in a case brought by relatives of a man run over and killed by the former rap mogul with a pickup truck in Compton in 2015.The jurors deadlocked 7-5 in favor of finding Knight liable.

Compton Superior Court Judge Thomas Long took the action by declaring the mistrial. Knight, 56, pleaded no contest in September 2018 to voluntary manslaughter for killing 55-year-old Terry Carter after an argument near a promotional shoot for the movie «Straight Outta Compton» on Jan.

29, 2015. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen sentenced him to 28 years in prison a month after his plea.Knight also admitted an allegation that he used a deadly weapon — a truck — during the commission of the crime in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue.

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