Suge Knight Claims He Took Plea Deal Because His Lawyer Didn’t Know Enough About the Case
While Suge Knight awaits to be transferred to prison on manslaughter charges, the former record exec has gone on record to state that he never really had a chance to beat the case in the first place.
In an interview with The Blast from Los Angeles County Jail, Knight explains that he accepted a plea deal for the death of Terry Carter because his appointed attorney said "he really don’t know the case and he won’t win.”
"He seen me two times in eight months and told me he went to the court and said he needed help and other attorneys," he explained. "And they told him no. So if somebody stacks the deck against you, to the point where they’re not trying to fight for you, and let you get the attorneys you wish to have, what can you do?”
Today (Oct. 4), Knight was sentenced to 28 years for the death of Carter, 55.
Once again, he's also accused Dr. Dre of setting him up to be killed. Suge claims his long-winded case stems from the time he attempted to collect nearly $1 billion from the esteemed producer. According to Knight, him and Dre made a "lifetime deal" that allows him to collect 30% of the Doc's earnings, including part of his historic $3 billion Beats deal with Apple.
Suge claims he hit Cle "Bone" Sloan and Carter with his car while trying to escape the hit Dr. Dre put on him outside of Tam's Burgers in California on Jan. 29, 2015. The men were present for the filming of Straight Outta Compton at the time.
He told The Blast: “They also got the paper trail with all the checks and proof of when they talked to the witnesses saying that Dre came to them first and asked the two guys how much it cost to get rid of me. And they said, ‘What you mean by get rid of?’ And they said, ‘Kill him.'”
On the outside, Suge J. Knight, Suge's son, is making claims that Tupac is alive and well in Malaysia, something Suge Sr. has long maintained himself.
On the brighter side, he has a positive outlook on his sentence, saying that he "absolutely" believes he'll see the light of day as a free man again.
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