Dr. Dre Made This Man’s Dad Legendary, So Why Is He Serving 32 Yrs In Prison?

Posted On : July 12, 2017


This is an extremely sad situation on many levels. The man pictured above is Brent Lynch, but who’s Brent, well most people don’t know him, but you know his dad.

What Did He Do?

His dad was none other than Roger Troutman, the legendary musician who popularized what the youngins know today as “auto-tune.”

If you think T-Pain created “auto-tune”, then you’ve got to do your research, because first there was the legendary musician/singer, Larry Graham, who introduced the world to the talk-box/auto-tune sound. Then there was the late, great Roger Troutman, who took the talk box to an even bigger level through his classic Zapp Band and solo jams.  Troutman had hit, after hit in the early 80’s, but it was his resurrection by Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakar that have everybody vibing to “California Love.”

Roger Troutman In “California Love” video

Plagued With Several Deaths

Rogers’ family has been plagued with several deaths throughout the years:

Roger Troutman was shot and killed by his brother, Larry. Larry then killed himself. Roger Troutman’s son, Roger Lynch, passed away at the age of 33 in 2003; and now one of Roger’s sons has committed murder.

roger troutman

Those are stories that need their own story, but in the case of Brent Lynch, he got exactly what he deserved as a result, but what he has done has not only caused severe grief to his ex’s family, he has also created a deep path of destruction in his family as a result. Here are the details via twincities.com:

[Roger Troutman’s son, Brent Lynch] will spend more than 32 years in prison for the March 3, 2012 beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Carolyn Leete, 32.

Ramsey County District Judge Robyn Millenacker sentenced Brent Lanier Lynch on Thursday, Nov. 1, to 386 months.

Lynch, entered an Alford plea Sept. 14. In such a plea, a defendant does not admit the crime but concedes the evidence most likely would convince a jury of his guilt.

Lynch also was ordered to pay $10,325.97 to Leete’s mother, brother and sisters. This included funeral costs.

Roger Troutman's son, Brent Lynch
Roger Troutman’s son, Brent Lynch

Leete, an artist and nanny, died of traumatic head injury. She was found on a bed, partially unclothed, in Lynch’s home in the 800 block of West Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul.

Carolyn Leete
Brent’s deceased ex, Carolyn Leete

She was bleeding from her nose, mouth and eyes, and had what appeared to be defensive scratches on her hands and arms. There was a blood splatter on the wall about 12 inches in diameter.

“I am Carolyn’s mother, and I taught her to love,” Sheila Leete said. “And now I find myself filled with a hate I didn’t have before. It eats away at my insides and leaves the void left by Carolyn’s death even greater.”

Carolyn Leete’s sister, Lorraine Leete, read something Carolyn Leete wrote when she was alive:

“‘I am blessed with the best friends in the world!!! I am very happy with life, and have no regrets. I like to stop and smell the flowers, and not be in a rush. I hope all my friends live to be 100 and I live to be 99, so I don’t have to mourn anyone.

A History Of Violence

It was also reported by Brent’s aunt, who gave Brent and Carolyn a ride to his home hours before the murder, that they were both intoxicated after a night of partying together, and that Brent’s Mom was afraid to go pick them up when he called her for a ride home because she said he always gets really crazy when he drinks. So she asked her sister to go get them and she and her granddaughter left the home. Brent also has a history of violence against women, according to police.

Unfortunately all stories we bring to you aren’t happy stories, but they’re real stories that represent all aspects of life- the good, bad, and the outright ugly.  Sadly, this just proves that celebrities sometimes have problematic lives just like many other people and sometimes their lives are filled with tragic and heartache beyond belief.

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