/  01.13.2022

An attorney who previously represented Blac Youngsta and Yo Gotti is denying reports that he was retained to work for the men who were accused of killing Young Dolph.

On Thursday (Jan. 13), attorney Art Horne took to Instagram to eliminate the rumors. “After reading a few recent articles and receiving numerous phone calls and text messages from friends and colleagues, it has come to my attention that my name and law firm have been associated with an individual who was recently arrested for the murder of Adolph Thornton Jr., also known as Young Dolph,” he wrote in a statement. “At this time, I would like to dispel any rumors and/or misinformation that relates to my representation involving anyone charged in the murder of Adolph Thornton Jr. At no time have I now, or ever, been retained to represent any of the individuals arrested for the murder of Young Dolph.”

Horne previously represented Blac Youngsta for a shooting incident that coincidentally involved the “Preach” rapper back in 2017. He also serves as Gotti’s attorney.

As REVOLT previously reported, two suspects — Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith — were arrested and charged for Dolph’s death. A third person — Shundale Barnett — was arrested by U.S. Marshals and charged with accessory after the fact for helping Johnson while he was on the run from authorities in Indiana.

Dolph was shot and killed on Nov. 17 while purchasing cookies inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in his hometown of Memphis. Two gunmen were captured on surveillance video during the shooting wearing grey sweatpants, dark hoodies and white face masks. The stolen white Mercedes that the suspects used to flee the scene was located a few days later at an abandoned home just miles from where the “RNB” emcee was shot.

Check out Horne’s post below.


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