Judge Melissa Boyd temporarily stepping away from bench due to illness

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 26, 2023 7:45 PM CT | Published: May 26, 2023 9:03 AM CT

A senior judge is likely to be appointed to handle the court’s docket in Boyd’s absence.


Shelby County Criminal Court Division 9 Judge Melissa Boyd Mark Ward
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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