Young Dolph Murder Suspect Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Prior Federal Violation

One of the suspects charged with killing Young Dolph was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for violating his supervised release on a previous charge.

Young Dolph performs onstage during 2021 ONE Musicfest

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Young Dolph performs onstage during 2021 ONE Musicfest

One of the suspects charged in the fatal shooting of Young Dolph has been sentenced to prison for violating a previous charge.

ActionNews5 reports Justin Johnson, a 23-year-old suspect in the murder of the Memphis rapper, was sentenced on Tuesday to two years for violating terms of his supervised released relating to a past weapons charge.

Johnson pleaded guilty to violations that include “not being regularly employed, missing mandatory drug screenings and therapy, failing to seek permission before leaving the jurisdiction and being arrested.”

The news arrives less than a month after Johnson was attacked by a fellow inmate at Tennessee’s Shelby County Jail in March. According to TMZ, Johnson was punched in the face while on the phone in the jail’s visitation area. Lawyer Juni Ganguli said his client was not seriously injured, and there was no stated motive for the assault.

Back in January, Johnson was arrested along with Cornelius Smith, 32, in connection with Dolph’s murder last November. Johnson faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, employment of a firearm and theft of property over $10,000.

As previously reported, Dolph’s autopsy results revealed the late rapper suffered 22 gunshot wounds, as he was shot in the chest, abdomen, chin, neck, shoulder, both arms, and multiple times in the back.

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