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Attorney, Lance Behringer, who is representing the family of Terry Carter Jr., reportedly put a dollar amount to how much the family is suing former Death Row Records, C.E.O, 57-year old, Marion “Suge” Knight, for. Knight pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Terry Carter Jr., in 2018. According to a report from Rolling Stone Magazine, the wrongful death-civil trial filed against Knight by the Carter family, lasted for almost a month.
It wasn’t until the end of the almost month long trial, that Attorney Behringer revealed how much the family was seeking in damages from Knight.
“Dying on the concrete floor alone at Tam’s Burgers was not a natural death. He was taken from these three women.” Behringer said as he reportedly motioned in the direction of Mr. Carter’s widow and two daughters.
According to Behringer, each woman should receive $1 million for each of the 27-years that Terry Carter Jr. likely would’ve lived had Knight not ran him over with his truck. Behringer went on to add “Nobody’s comfortable about talking about money. But that’s what we have to do.” Behringer said after revealing that the family wanted a total of $81 million dollars in the suit.
Knight’s defense attorney David Kenner explained, or attempted to explain to the jury, that Knight had been in immediate danger, and was attempting to flee when the incident that killed Carter took place.
“Imagine somebody punching you (referencing Knight allegedly being assaulted by Cle “Bone” Sloan right before the incident that killed Carter), chasing you again, punching you again, pointing a gun at you, threatening to kill you. You have to decide, what would you have done then?” Keener asked the jury.
A verdict has not been reached yet.