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DA: Convicted murderer sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years

Marlon Boyd (Source: SCSO) Marlon Boyd (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man convicted of first-degree murder in shooting death of an acquaintance in 2014 was sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years on Friday, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Testimony at the trial of Marlon Boyd, 46, who is also convicted of aggravated assault and possession of a handgun as a convicted felon, stated Boyd was walking with Michael Richard, 47, in May 2014 when he shot Richard in the chest.

Investigators said Boyd then turned to a witness and threatened to kill him if the witness told anyone what happened.

Police said there was no known motive for the killing.

Boyd was recently sentenced to 10 years in federal jail on federal gun charges. He was also convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges in 1991, serving nearly 20 years in prison.

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