Singer Lyfe Jennings is headed back to prison after a Georgia judge sentenced the popular R&B artist to three and a half years in prison for a 2008 domestic dispute that ended with Jennings badly bruised after a highway police chase and some gunfire.
by: Mark Edward Nero
On the heels of releasing what may be the best album of his career, R&B singer-musician-songwriter Lyfe Jennings was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Wed., Sept. 22 in Atlanta. Lyfe originally spent 10 years imprisoned on a felony arson charge. In the more recent case, a 2008 domestic dispute, Lyfe was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and discharging a firearm, as well as felony possession of a firearm and evasion of police after an altercation in Smyrna, Georgia with the mother of his child. As many of his fans know, it was while in prison the first time that he rediscovered his love for music and resolved to launch a career as a performer. His first album, Lyfe 268-192, was named after his prison number. His fourth album, I Still Believe, was released Aug. 31, 2010. He had previously said that the album would be his last as a solo artist and that he intended to retire. Sadly, it looks like he won’t be able to enjoy that retirement as a free man. At least for awhile, anyway.