Trial For Young Dolph Murder Suspect Delayed After He Requests Change Of Venue

Lyndon Abioye |

The trial for a suspect in the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph has been delayed after he requested his trial take place outside of Memphis.

Justin Johnson’s original trial date was slated for June 3rd but now it has been pushed back until June 3.

Johnson’s attorneys argued for a change of venue or that the court bring in in jurors from outside of the county. The judge is yet to decide.

Johnson has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder (for shooting at Young Dolph’s brother who was with the rapper when he was killed), being a felon in possession of a firearm, employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony and theft over $10,000.

During Johnson’s arrest, police also found 27-year-old Shundale Barnett, who was wanted as an accessory to murder in the killing of Young Dolph. A third man, Cornelius Smith, was already being held on an auto theft charge involving the white Mercedes allegedly used as a getaway car in the shooting.

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