A Los Angeles Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury deadlocked in a wrongful death lawsuit against rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight, court records show.
The suit was filed in 2015 by Lillian Carter after her husband, Terry Carter, was killed after Knight ran over him during filming of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” in which Knight was portrayed.
Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death.
According to court documents, jury deliberation began June 14, but after less than 30 minutes of meeting Wednesday, jurors reported they were deadlocked, 7-5, in favor of the plaintiff, Carter. A determination requires nine votes in favor of the plaintiff.
“The Court and Counsel confer regarding declaring a…
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