Suge Knight has finally achieved a semi-legal victory, one he’s waited on for a long time. The trial in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of the man Suge Knight killed in 2015 resulted in a mistrial.

The jury was deadlocked on a 7-5 ruling in Suge Knight’s favor. To hold Suge Knight accountable for Carter’s passing, they required nine votes.

According to ABC 7, last week, the jury informed the court that they were unable to reach a consensus on the judgment. The judge then pleaded with them to come back on Tuesday and make a decision.

Carter’s family, including his widow Lillian, daughters Crystal, and Nekaya, filed the lawsuit. Carter’s family’s attorney testified in court for the first time since the trial started that the family was entitled to an $81M settlement for Carter’s wrongful death. This was the first time their attorney, Lance Behringer, publicly cited a sum of money in the case, according to Rolling Stone.

Suge filed a no-contest plea after being accused of voluntary manslaughter in connection with Carter’s passing close to the Straight Outta Compton set. For his part in Carter’s death, Suge took a plea agreement and is currently serving a 28-year jail sentence. Suge will not be ready for parole until October 2034.

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