Contact Us

Four Men Charged With Murder of Former Lauryn Hill Bassist


Four men have been charged with the murder of musician Dewey Tucker, a former bassist for singer Lauryn Hill. Santa Rosa, Calif. residents Raul Vega, Hector Barragan, Christopher Mancinas and Javier Carreon-Lopez entered not guilty pleas in response to the charges. The men were apprehended Wednesday (Jan. 12), on the first anniversary of Tucker’s death.

The 24-year-old’s murder is believed to be a case of mistaken identity. According to prosecutors, the men thought Tucker was a rival gang member. Tucker was found dead in his car on Interstate 80 in the Northern California city of Hercules on Jan. 12, 2010. He was on his way to rehearse with his band, The Coup, when he suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Police initially believed the murder was a random act. Aside from Tucker’s murder, Vega has also pleaded not guilty to stabbing a man at a Santa Rosa elementary school last week.

“He was an all-around good guy who always had a smile on his face, who was always goofing around and always playing music,” Tucker’s friend Tim Berger told local news channel KTVU. “All he was into was music. He was not a troublemaker.”

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!