A deputy sheriff’s from Texas who spent four years portraying a bailiff on a television courtroom drama has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting his wife in their home.
Most audiences are familiar with Renard L. Spivey due to his role as the bailiff on the courtroom drama Justice For All with Judge Cristina Perez, which aired from 2012 to 2016. When not on television, he served as a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston.
On the other hand, Spivey, who is 63 years old, was apprehended on Monday and taken into custody at the Harris County Detention Center under suspicion of committing murder.
TV Show Bailiff Kills Spouse
Spivey was married to a woman named Patricia. Patricia was a student from Jack Yates High School.
Patricia was characterized as a lively and sociable individual by her loved ones. She also prioritized maintaining her physical health.
According to court records, Renard unintentionally fired a bullet at his spouse following a dispute regarding a firearm at their residence on Briscoe Street on Sunday, concerning their personal matters. He dialed 911 at approximately three o’clock in the morning.
How Was the Former TV Bailiff Responsible for His Wife’s Death?
According to Fox News, when authorities arrived at the location of a report about a domestic disturbance, they found Spivey with a bullet injury in his leg. After conducting further investigation, authorities discovered the deceased body of his wife, Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey, aged 52, who had been shot.
Renard was hit once and Patricia was hit twice, shooting at least three rounds. Spivey stated that they argued over a firearm in the bedroom wardrobe. As per the charging papers presented in court on Monday, Spivey allegedly informed the police that he and Patricia were bickering about his supposed use of steroids.
On Wednesday, a deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who had previously acted as a bailiff on a television show set in a courtroom, was released from detention after paying a $50,000 bond.
Renard Spivey, 63, was apprehended on Monday night in southeast Houston on a charge of murder. He is believed to have fatally shot his wife, Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey, 52, at their residence on Sunday.
Throughout the entire day, we had been engaged in a heated argument. According to KHOU-TV, Renard reportedly informed the police during an interview, which was captured on an officer’s body camera, that we were engaged in a dispute and struggling with the firearm.
When was Spivey taken into custody?
On Monday, July 29, 2019, he was apprehended for the killing of his spouse, Patricia Ann Marshall Spivey.
Renard claimed that Patricia was fatally shot during their altercation, triggered by a discharged firearm that they supposedly argued about. He and Patricia engaged in a conflict over their perceived emotional distance throughout the entire day.
In addition, a 9-millimeter pistol was discovered atop a hamper. Officials located her mobile phone and bullets in close proximity to Patricia’s deceased body. The police came upon Patricia’s lifeless body in the master bedroom’s closet.
She suffered two gunshot injuries, one to her arm and one to her heart, along with wrist bruises.
During their altercation, Patricia shot Renard in the leg, resulting in his immediate transfer to a nearby hospital due to the gunshot injury he sustained.
Where Is Spivey Currently Located?
Spivey, who was accused of murder, had his bail raised to over $800,000 by the judge. However, the government has requested a substantial amount for the bond due to his history in law enforcement.
The authorities also asked for a large bond, arguing that Renard’s record as a peace officer and his familiarity with guns made him a serious threat and flight risk to the neighborhood.
Renard Spivey’s bond was set by the judge at $50,000 after the prosecution first asked for a bond of more than $100,000.
Currently, there is no indication of Renard Spivey’s activities or whereabouts subsequent to that ruling. However, there was no additional data accessible regarding Renard Spivey’s decision or the allegation of murdering his spouse, the Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy who was set free.