Suge Knight – Prosecutor Wants Music Executive To Pay $81 Million To Murdered Victim’s Family

Suge Knight

Suge Knight – Prosecutor Wants Music Executive To Pay $81 Million To Murdered Victim’s Family

On top of a three-decade prison sentence, prosecutors want Suge Knight to pay for his wrongs as well. 

On Tuesday (June 14) in a Los Angeles courtroom, a lawyer representing Terry Carter’s family insisted Suge Knight, founder of Death Row records, be forced to pay the deceased man’s family $81 million for his involvement in his death

According to legal reports, on Jan. 29, 2015, Suge Knight ran over Terry Carter with his Ford Raptor truck after an attempt to meet with Dr. Dre on the set of “Straight Outta Compton” to discuss an alleged murder-for-hire scheme.

Knight was ultimately convicted of voluntary manslaughter and is serving 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to the conviction.  Prosecutors testified that Knight punched the gas and mowed down Carter in the Tam Burgers parking lot.

Carter’s family lawyer, Lance Behringer, decided to put a dollar figure on the family’s loss during the wrongful death civil trial.

Behringer said in court:

“Dying on the concrete floor alone at Tam’s Burgers was not a natural death. He was taken from these three women.”

Behringer then pointed to Lillian Carter, Carter’s wife, and Nekaya and Crystal, Carter’s daughters. Behringer said the women deserve a million dollars each for every year their deceased father/husband would’ve lived if he wasn’t run over by Knight, which he totaled to $81 million.

Behringer added:

“Nobody’s comfortable talking about money, but that’s what we have to do.”

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David Kenner, Knight’s defense lawyer, stated Knight, 57, considered Carter to be a friend and his death was devastating to him. On Wednesday (June 8), Knight referred to Tam’s Burgers as “Murder Burger.” He stated that the restaurant was an infamous spot for homicides and a place criminals go to to avoid surveillance footage.

According to reports, the surveillance footage from Tam Burger’s parking lot shows Knight’s truck pulling into the driveway from a nearby street after a confrontation between the music mogul and a man identified as Sloan took place. After Sloan rushed up to Knight’s truck seemingly to fight, Knight reversed out of the parking lot and knocked down Sloan. Knight then proceeded to put the vehicle in drive, hit the gas, and ran over Sloan and Carter, killing Carter.

Dr. Dre’s name was mentioned multiple times on Tuesday (June 14), however, he didn’t appear as a witness in the case. Dr. Dre has continuously denied Knight’s allegations that he paid someone to try to kill him.

Dr. Dre’s lawyer said in a 2016 statement:

“Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance.”

Dr. Dre

Jurors in the wrongful death suit started deliberating their verdict at 3 p.m on Tuesday (June 14).

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill