Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges and will serve 28 years in state prison, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times. Sloan has denied he was carrying a gun during the confrontation.
As part of the agreement to plead no contest to a single count of voluntary manslaughter, all other charges in the case were dropped.
Knight, sporting a graying beard and wearing an orange jail uniform and dark-rimmed glasses, said little during Thursday's proceedings, mostly giving one- or two-word answers to a series of procedural questions from Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen. Suge ran over Terry back in January 2015 as he fled the Tam's Burgers parking lot in Compton. Knight was reportedly upset that he was not being paid for the use of his likeness.
Marion 'Suge' Knight to serve 28 years after plea deal over Compton death
Knight fled the scene, but the incident was captured on surveillance video.
The plea deal was initiated by Al DeBlanc, the attorney for Knight, to the L.A. County district attorney office on Wednesday.
In 1997, he was sentenced to nine years in prison after violating his probation stemming from an earlier assault charge.More news: Kiss announce final tour (again)
Knight, 53, was a key player in the gangster rap scene that flourished in the 1990s, and his label once listed Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists.
Suge's prior felony convictions also made this sentencing much harsher.
Sloan, who had feuded with Knight for years in a dispute with roots in their Compton gang ties, was likely to have been the trial's key witness, but may have been a hard one for the prosecution.More news: 'Firenado' sucks up hose during British Columbia wildfire
Knight was the one driving the auto the night that Shakur was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996.More news: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric testing