Boyd sentenced to life without parole

Boyd sentenced to life without parole


Marlon Boyd of Philadelphia was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole following his capital murder conviction in Circuit Court last month,

Boyd, 20, of Philadelphia, was found guilty in the March 20, 2021, slaying death of 27-year-old Desmond Davis of Philadelphia in an early-morning robbery at the Western Motel on south Holland Avenue.

Boyd learned his fate last week. District Attorney Steven Kilgore said the state did not seek the death penalty.

Boyd was taken into custody on the evening of April 3 by the Meridian Police Department after being on the run for days.  Boyd was arrested after a tip informed MPD that he was hiding out at a house in Meridian. Boyd was extradited to Philadelphia that same evening.

Boyd was charged along with two others, Brandon Goodin of Philadelphia and Shianne White of Union. All were originally charged with capital murder. However, Goodin and White pleaded guilty to lesser charges and gave testimony against Boyd during his trial.

Goodin pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. White pleaded guilty to accessory to murder after the fact and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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