In August 1993, Snoop Doggy Dogg was arrested as an accomplice in the murder of Phillip Woldermarian. According to reports, Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot Woldermarian as Snoop drove the vehicle. The two claimed self-defense, claiming Woldermarian was stalking Snoop. Snoop was cleared of all charges in February 1996 with the help of his lawyer, Johnny Cochran, one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers.