Former Death Row Records exec Suge Knight transferred to California State Prison for manslaughter sentence

Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison

Former Death Row Records executive Suge Knight has been transferred to a California State Prison to potentially serve out the remainder of his 28 year sentencing.

Last month, Knight pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge, after a man died in a hit-and-run incident involving the music mogul.

Earlier this month (October 4), the former hip-hop titan, 53, was sentenced to 28 years in prison. TMZ reports that Knight has now been transferred to Wasco State Prison.

The report writes that the prison is located in Kern County and contains 400 beds. Knight will reportedly undergo a series a physical and mental exams, while his records are reviewed to determine his permanent prison.

Knight was accused of running over two men in Compton, Los Angeles after a confrontation on the set of acclaimed NWA biopic Straight Outta’ Compton in January 2015.

He had originally faced one count of murder for the death of Terry Carter and one count of attempted murder relating to Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was injured after Knight allegedly hit the pair with his truck.

Footage of the incident allegedly showed Knight driving a truck that pulls into the entrance of a Compton restaurant near the set where the movie was filmed.

Suge Knight

Suge Knight

He is seen being approached by Sloan, a security guard – with the men appearing to talk for several moments. The vehicle is then seen dramatically backing up, knocking Sloan to the ground.

Knight then appears to reverse, before driving forward once more and knocking Sloan down a second time. He also hits Carter, who later died in hospital.

Knight surrendered himself to authorities a day later, and claimed that he was acting in self defence as he fled armed attackers.

He initially founded Death Row records with NWA’s Dr Dre in 1991, but later declared bankruptcy and the label was sold at auction for $24m. His chequred legal history includes two previous jail stints in 1997 and 2003.