Justin Johnson’s situation does not appear to be improving. Late last month, a judge granted the alleged killer of Young Dolph and his accomplice Cornelius Smith extra time to acquire legal representation, but it was discovered during a court hearing on Monday, February 7th, that they still don’t have one.
Johnson, or Straight Drop as he is known in his rap persona, flexed with a car that was used in the murder. He also dropped a corny music video about catching bodies and money on the day he claimed he would turn himself in. Authorities wasted zero time picking him up in Indianapolis.
Straight Drop caught more than a body with Young Dolph, because he also caught a sex offense charge. Justin Johnson has been charged with failure of a Tennessee sex offender to timely report or register, in addition to the allegations related to Dolph’s death, according to Action News 5. He informed a judge yesterday that he “doesn’t have any money for a lawyer” because of the charges.
The alleged murderer was convicted of aggravated rape in 2015 and is compelled to report to police on a quarterly basis as a result. However, the alleged murderer failed to show up for his check-in in December of last year.
Johnson will be assigned a public defender for the sex offender charges, but he and Smith claimed that they would be able to hire their own counsel for the first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The list also includes employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony, and theft of property over $10,000 charges. The guys might face life in jail or even the death penalty if convicted of the aforementioned offenses.
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