Vinnie was the husband of Breda McQueen and the father of Goldie McQueen. Breda discovered she was pregnant with her and Vinnie's daughter in 1986. On Christmas Day, Breda (unknown to Vinnie) killed her employer, Wes, who was abusive towards his son, Peter. Breda ended up adopting Peter, changing his name to Sylvester McQueen. She also gave birth to Goldie in 1987. However, Vinnie became abusive towards Sylver and Goldie, and Vinnie was murdered by fourteen year old Sylver in circa 1997, shortly after he had lost his virginity to his second cousin, Mercedes McQueen. Sylver was sent to prison, and was released in 2018.