Young Dolph was just coming into his own as an emerging drill rapper from the Memphis. Then he was gunned down. It didn’t take authorities long to track down the culprits.
A judge Friday (January 28) gave the alleged killers of rapper Young Dolhp one week to finalize a lawyer to represent them. Cornelius Smith (32) and Justin Johnson (23) were told they need to get legal assistance by February 4 or they’ll get a public defendant.
Fox 13 Memphis reported that the suspects had requested Judge Coffee to provide them one week so their families could arrange a lawyer to represent them in the rapper murder case. The two have been given till next Friday to sort out the matter.
They had been initially given nine days to produce a lawyer. The pair initially declined to have a public defender during their Jan. 20th court appearance. Another suspect, Shaundale Barnett (27) was arrested and indicted on charges of being an after-the-fact accessory in connection with the Nov. 17th killing.
The primary suspects, on the other hand, were arrested on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, attempted first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and theft of property over $10,000,
Young Dolph was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis on November 17. He was in a store and came out as a white Mercedes pulled up. Shots were fired from the car’s front window, striking the rapper and killing him.
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