The former rap mogul has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.
He pleaded no contest to the voluntary manslaughter of Terry Carter, whose death occurred during an argument over the making of 2015 NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Knight had initially been charged with the murder of Carter as well as the attempted murder of Cle “Bone” Sloan, for which, if found guilty, he would have faced life in prison. As part of the agreement the murder charges were dropped, leaving Knight to serve a sentence for voluntary manslaughter after admitting using a “deadly and dangerous weapon”.
Death Row Records was founded by Knight in 1991, and rose to prominence with the release of definitive early records from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. The label filed for bankruptcy in 2006 and was sold at auction for $24m.