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R&B SOUL SINGER LYFE JENNINGS SENTENCED TO SERVE 3 1/2 YEARS IN JAIL

R&B SOUL SINGER LYFE JENNINGS SENTENCED TO SERVE 3 1/2 YEARS IN JAIL

On September 22, 2010, just a few weeks after releasing what he has called his “final” studio album, I Still Believe, platinum-R&B-soul-crooner Lyfe Jennings was sentenced by Cobb County Superior Court Judge, Lark Ingram, in Marietta, Georgia to serve 3 1/2 years in jail for his role in a 2008 domestic dispute. In court, Lyfe spoke to the judge, accepting full responsibility for his actions and apologized for what he had done. After serving a 10 year prison sentence for arson from 1992-2002, Lyfe has not had any trouble with the law except on this one occasion. Lyfe is eligible for parole and according to his attorney, Don Samuel, will most likely serve about one-third of his 3 1/2 year sentence. Mr. Samuel also stated that “Although it had been reported otherwise, there were no allegations of physical abuse or violence whatsoever against my client in this case”. He also added, “Lyfe wants his family, friends and fans to know that he is a changed man, but all it takes is one mistake and one bad day to lose your freedom.”
He is currently in the Cobb County jail, where he will remain for approximately 30 days. Then will be moved to what is known as the Diagnostic Center where he will serve about two months, and then he will be designated to a minimum security prison for the remainder of his sentence.

After being handed down his sentence, Lyfe sent this message via Twitter:

“This will be my last post. To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with [y’all]. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single [syllable] of my life from [y’all]. I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 [years] so I not only won’t, [I] don’t have the right to complain. I would like to think that I’ve changed lives by changing my own, [though] I can’t be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from [a man]… Smile, its [contagious]:)”

As a result of this news, all remaining shows left on Lyfe’s current National tour have all been canceled. On his latest LP, Lyfe touches on the incident that has now sent him to jail in the song “If Tomorrow Never Comes”. Lyfe addresses his mother, his aunt, his ex-girlfriend and his kids singing, “If tomorrow never comes/ And you never see me again/ I don’t want your last memories of me/ To be filled with negativity.”

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