Suge Knight’s former attorney Matthew Fletcher pleaded guilty to conspiracy and perjury charges related to Knight’s 2016 murder charge.
Before a verdict could be reached amongst jurors, a plea deal was in the works, according to Fletcher’s co-counsel, Alexandra Kazarian. The terms of the deal required Fletcher to plead no contest to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one count of perjury. He will also be placed on probation for five years and resign from the state bar for life. Fletcher will be given 90 days to resign or he could face potential jail time. Fletcher would have faced up to four years in prison if convicted as charged.
Knight pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter back in 2018 after killing Terry Carter with his Ford F-150 in Compton. Knight’s legal team claimed the incident was self-defense against armed individuals. Suge’s attorneys Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper planned to pay witnesses to say they saw a group of men with guns approach Knight as reported by LA Times.
Fletcher has yet to respond to the latest updates in his case.