On January 12, 2010 bassist Dewey Tucker was found murdered on the side of Interstate 80 in Hercules, California. Tucker, who was believed to be killed en route to a rehearsal session with Bay Area Hip Hop group The Coup had spent several years working in former Fugees member Lauryn Hill’s band.

This past week, four Santa Rosa, California men have been apprehended and charged with the 24 year-old’s murder. Raul Vega, Hector Barragan, Christopher Mancinas and Javier Carreon-Lopez all entered a not-guilty plea on Januart 12, 2011, the one-year anniversary of the murder.

Police believe the murder was a case of mistaken identity or a random act.

HipHopDX will keep you updated.