A Texas sheriff’s deputy who starred as the bailiff on “Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez” has been arrested on murder charges for allegedly killing his wife Sunday night.
Citing charging documents, KHOU reported that off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s deputy Renard Spivey, 63, shot Patricia Spivey, 52, twice in the master bedroom closet and called 911. Officers who responded to the Houston home found Patricia Spivey dead and Richard Spivey with two gunshot wounds to the leg.
Renard Spivey reportedly told officers that they’d been arguing all day and he accidentally shot his wife, who also unintentionally wounded him, as they struggled over the gun. However, prosecutors revealed that three bullet casings recovered from the closet and evidence from the scene contradicted his claims.
A medical examiner determined that Patricia Spivey was shot twice. A bullet which hit her right arm rendered it immobile. The second bullet entered through her chest and struck her heart, killing her. KHOU reported that the examiner also wrote that she had bruising around her wrists.
Court documents stated that Renard Spivey possibly has a mental health issue or an intellectual disability. He’s scheduled to undergo a mental health assessment. Police said he had no history of domestic violence.
The victim’s brother-in-law reportedly told police that Renard Spivey called him several times the night of the shooting, claiming they were fighting. He allegedly also said his wife was going to make him “rise up like the Incredible Hulk and it ain’t gonna be good.”
An IMDB page for Renard Spivey says he was a bailiff on “Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez” from 2012 to 2016. KHOU reported that he’s been a deputy for 14 years, most recently serving in court operations. The news station reported that police officials are reviewing his employment in light of Sunday’s incident.
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