Man accused of killing Young Dolph makes court appearance for violation of sex offender registration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of killing Young Dolph was back in court on Monday morning to face a judge.

Justin Johnson, 23, appeared before a judge in court for his violation of the sex offender registration charge, according to records.

Johnson said in court, “He doesn’t have any money for a lawyer.”

General Sessions Judge Massey will appoint him a public defender for the violation charge and he is still without an attorney for the murder charge, according to FOX13 crews in court.

Johnson, along with Cornelius Smith and Shundale Barnett, faces charges in the Nov. 17 shooting death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph.

Johnson is facing individual charges of first-degree murder, criminal attempted first-degree murder, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, employ of a firearm with intent to commit a felony and theft of property $10,000-$60,000, records show.


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