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February 2, 2015: Knight Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

Marion “Suge” Knight was charged today with murder and other counts following a fatal hit-and-run in a Compton parking lot last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Knight (dob 4/19/65) is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Compton at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department D, in case TA136401 He is being held without bail.

The Major Crimes Division is handling the case.

Following an altercation on Thursday outside a Compton restaurant, Knight allegedly was driving his truck when he ran over two men standing in the parking lot. One man was injured and the second man, Terry Carter, 55, died. The driver of the pickup fled the scene.

Knight, who was out on bail in a separate robbery case, is charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit-and-run with an allegation that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case.

The complaint includes use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury allegations and that Knight has prior convictions, making this a third strike case.

If convicted, Knight faces up to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.