Lyfe Jennings Sentenced To 3 & A Half Years, Apologises In Court (Video)

Almost a month on from the release of his latest album, I Still Believe, platinum selling R&B singer Lyfe Jennings was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison on Wednesday, following an altercation Jennings had with the mother of his child in 2008.

According to MTV News, “The singer kicked down the door of a house in Smyrna, Georgia, in an attempt to find Joy Pound and later fired a gun outside. Smyrna police saw a red 2005 Corvette fleeing the scene, and Jennings was caught after a high-speed chase that ended when the singer smashed the vehicle. He refused a sobriety test. Jennings was handed misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, discharging a firearm near a public highway and refusal to take a DUI test, in addition to two felony counts of attempting to elude an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”

Atlanta’s WSB TV give an overview of Jennings’ situation in the video below [spotted @ MissInfo], along with court footage of his apology and a friend’s testimonial alongside the associate district attorney’s statements:

“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 yaw. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single sylible of my life from yaw.

“I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs 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, tho 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 aman… Smile, its contageous:)” –Lyfe Jennings via Twitter