Tragic: Roger Troutman’s Son Serving 32 Years In Prison For Horrific Crime

Posted On : February 19, 2017

This is an extremely sad situation on many levels. The late, great “More Bounce To The Ounce” singer, Roger Troutman, has a 30 year old son, Brent Lynch, who is serving a 32 year prison sentence for the 2012 murder of his ex-girlfriend. Brent 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.



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, [2012] to 386 months.

See what the mother of his murdered ex-girlfriend had to say though…

[Brent] 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.

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

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

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.

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
Brent’s deceased ex, Carolyn Leete (via Pinterest)

Shocking Reports About The Night Of The Crime

It was also reported in the court docs, that Brent’s aunt, Glenda Jett, had given Brent and Carolyn a ride to his home, hours before the murder. Brent’s mother, Brenda Lynch, stated that when Brent called and asked her to come pick he and Carolyn up from a party spot, she could tell he drunk. Brenda told police that she refused to go get them because when he drinks ‘he gets crazy and it terrifies her.’  So she instead asked Glenda to get them. The aunt said when she dropped them off back home a little after 4 a.m., both Brent and Carolyn had clearly been drinking heavily. About two hours later, Brent called his aunt Glenda, back to the house, asking for help with Carolyn. Not knowing what she was walking into, that’s where his aunt found Brent with Carolyn’s unresponsive and bloodied body.

“It wasn’t supposed to go down like this,” the complaint quoted [Brent Lynch] as saying. “This wasn’t supposed to happen. It was the alcohol.” Inside the jail, he told staff, “Please be nice to me. I’m here for a long time.”

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. Rogers’ family has been plagued with several deaths throughout the years: Roger was shot and killed by his brother, Larry Troutman. 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. So sad indeed.

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