After allegedly shooting his wife at their home, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was charged with murder. He had been playing the role of a bailiff in a TV courtroom drama for four years.
Renard L. Spoivey is best known for his role as bailiff on Justice For All, a 2012-2016 courtroom drama with Judge Cristina Perez. He was also a deputy at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston.
Spivey, however, was taken into custody on Monday. He was booked into Harris County Jail under a murder suspicion.
TV Drama: Bailiff Murders Wife
Spivey was married with Patricia. Patricia attended Jack Yates High School.
Patricia was referred to as a lively and friendly person by her family and friends. Patricia was also passionate about her physical health.
Court records show that Renard and Patricia argued on Sunday about their private lives. Renard accidentally shot his wife after a dispute over a gun and called 911 around three in the morning.
How did a former TV bailiff kill his wife?
Fox News reports that Spivey sustained a gunshot injury to his leg when police arrived on the scene to investigate a domestic disturbance report. After further investigation, authorities discovered that Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey (52-year-old) had been shot and was dead.
According to Monday’s charging documents, Spivey told police that Patricia and he were fighting over steroid use. Spivey said that the two men argued over a gun found in their bedroom closet. At least three shots were fired, striking Patricia twice as well as Renard once.
A Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, who was previously a bailiff in a courtroom drama, was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond.
Renard Spivey (63), was taken into custody Monday night on suspicion of murder. On Sunday, he is accused of shooting and killing Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey, 52, at their southeast Houston home.
KHOU-TV reports that Renard told police, during an interview recorded by a body camera worn on an officer’s shoulder, that “we were arguing and tussling over the gun.” We had been arguing all day.
What was Spivey’s Arrest?
He was charged with the murder of Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey on Monday, July 29th 2019.
Renard said that Patricia and he fought over their inability to be close throughout the day. Patricia was killed when Renard allegedly quarreled with Patricia over a gun that they fought.
When the police arrived, Patricia was found dead in her master bedroom closet. Authorities found Patricia’s cell phone and cartridges near her body. A 9-mm handgun was found on top of the laundry basket.
She was also treated for wrist contusions and two gunshot wounds to the arm and heart.
Renard sustained a gunshot injury to his leg and was taken to a nearby hospital. He claimed that Patricia had shot Renard in the leg during their fight.
Where is Spivey Now?
Spivey was charged with murder and the judge increased his bail to more than $800,000. However, the judge raised his bail to $800,000.
Authorities requested a large bond because Renard’s past as a peace officer and his knowledge of guns made him a flight threat and a danger to the neighborhood.
Renard Spivey was released on $50,000 bond by the judge after the prosecution had first requested a bond of over $100,000.
The Harris County Sheriff’s deputy accused of murdering his wife was released. However, Renard Spivey was convicted of murdering his wife and released from custody. There is no information about Renard Spivey’s verdict.