The attorney has asked the judge to remove him from Young Dolph’s case

The defense attorney for an accused man rapper Young Dolph shot dead Friday said he has asked a judge to remove him from the case based on claims that the judge is impartial.

Luke Evans, Justin Johnson’s attorney, said he was not notified of an order issued in November by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee to limit Johnson’s contact with the public. outside of prison other than Evans.

Kofe said during Friday’s court hearing that he issued the order after Johnson was accused of committing a the recording was heard outside the prison where Johnson is being held. The media reported that a recording of a rap song was made by Johnson and distributed on social media.

Oh coffee limited visiting opportunities and Johnson is not allowed to communicate by phone or text with anyone outside of prison except for his attorney, including his family. Evans said the recording of the case was done on the jail cell phone, but he questioned whether Johnson actually did the recording.

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A defense attorney has asked a judge to remove him from Young Dolph’s case. The lawyer said the judge was impartial throughout the case.

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According to Evans, Johnson did not have a hearing in court to resolve the matter and the order was a punishment.

“The biggest concern for Mr. Johnson is to receive a fair trial before an impartial judge,” Evans told reporters after the hearing. “Our constitution is built on transparency, it’s built on process.”

Coffee said he issued the order for Johnson’s safety and denied allegations that he was impartial. Kofe said he made no judgments about Johnson’s guilt or innocence.

The judge set a hearing for February 2 on the extradition request.

Johnson has pleaded not guilty to charges including first-degree murder in the shooting of Young Dolph in November 2021 at a bakery in Memphis.

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