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Life sentence plus 30 years for convicted Memphis killer

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 30 years for the 2014 murder of an acquaintance.

On May 23, 2014 prosecutors said Marlon Boyd was walking down the street with 47-year-old Michael Richard.

When they made it to the victim’s home, Boyd pulled out a gun and opened fire.

A witness testified in court that after the shooting Boyd threatened to kill him if he told anyone what he saw.

He was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

This is the second murder for which Boyd has been convicted.

In 1991 he was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on murder and aggravated robbery charges.