Suge Knight Civil Trial In Tam’s Burgers Hit-And-Run Declared A Mistrial

A civil wrongful death lawsuit involving Death Row Records founder Marion “Suse” Knight has ended in a wrongful death.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday declared a wrongful trial after a jury reported they were disappointing 7-5 in favor of the plaintiff, Lillian Carter, the widow of Terry Carter. He was killed in an off-site incident during the filming of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton When he was crushed by Knight’s vehicle.

Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the criminal case and is serving a 28-year sentence.

Knight co-founded Death Row with Dr. Dre, growing the label into one of the music industry’s biggest in the late 1990s and early 2000s, for the music of rappers including Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. Thank you.

After a altercation between Knight and film consultant Clay “Bone” Sloan at Tam Burger in Compton led to Carter’s death, Knight hired actor R. Marcus Taylor objected to his portrayal in the film and confronted Sloan.

The suit includes distributor Universal Studios and producers Ice Cube and Dr. Dre.