Who is Lyfe Jennings? Ohio R&B artist reveals he sang for Jeffrey Dahmer while they were in prison

Who is Lyfe Jennings? Ohio R&B artist reveals he sang for Jeffrey Dahmer while they were in prison
R&B singer Lyfe Jennings reveals his encounter with Jeffrey Dahmer in prison (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for BET, Milwaukee Police Department)

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: 'Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' has brought the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer back on the surface and people are remembering their weird encounters with him. One such person to come forward is the R&B singer Lyfe Jennings who was sentenced to 10 years in prison at the age of 14 which is when he met the Milwaukee monster. Jennings remembered his encounter with Dahmer in 1992.

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The serial killer was caught and arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 22, 1991. Netflix's dramatic adaptation has specifically targeted Dahmer's victims and provided an insight into his troubled childhood. The 44-year-old singer talked about the few months he spent with Dahmer in the prison. In an Instagram post, Jennings revealed how Dahmer once approached him and asked for a specific song. Jennings said, "One particular day, I walked past the thing. You know, Jeffrey, he was like, 'Aye, hey, hey, hey,'. He was like, 'Yo, that's you down there singing?' I'm like, 'Yo, it was me down there signing, you see me down there, man.' So, he was like, 'I like R&B.' I'm like, 'You like R&B? He's like, Yeah, yeah,'" He asked Dahmer if he had a song he'd like to hear. "Y'all will never guess what song he asked me did I know," Jennings continued. "Mint Condition's 'Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),' man."

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Jennings explained that he was not aware of Jeffrey Dahmer's heinous background after he got expedited from Milwaukee to Ohio. Eventually, Dahmer was placed in a cell next to him. The singer explained that Dahmer remained silent for the first two days until he began yelling and beating on doors, along with other inmates. Dahmer was eventually killed by a fellow inmate, Christopher Scarver.

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Who is Lyfe Jennings?

Born on June 3, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio, Chester Jermaine "Lyfe" Jennings is a soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. Jennings lost his father at a young age and started performing with a group called 'The Dotsons'. The group consisted of himself, his brother, and two cousins. However, at the beginning of the 1990s, the group was dismantled and Jennings started getting in trouble with the law. As per CBS news, Jennings was convicted of arson and sentenced to 10 years. In his career, he has made seven albums of R&B and soul music. His debut album in 2004, 'Lyfe 268‒192', hints at the identification number he was given while he was in prison. 

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In 2010, Jennings was headed back to prison for three years after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an incident with his ex-girlfriend two years ago. The 'Must Be Nice' singer was arrested in Smyrna, Georgia, on October 19, 2008. MTV News reported that Jennings kicked down the door of the house where his ex-girlfriend, Joy Bounds was living and fired shots once inside the house. Jennings tried to flee the scene but was ultimately apprehended once he crashed his red 2005 Corvette. He was previously engaged to Bounds, the mother of his two oldest children - Phoenix, born in 2005, and Elijah, born in 2006. He is also a father to son Lyfe, born in 2011, with a woman named Marquita, son Knoah, born in 2016, with India Mendoza, and two other children, who were born in April 2018, several days apart, whose names and the names of their mothers have not been made public.

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