Renard Spivey went from being a police bailiff to getting charged with murder. How did this happen, and where is he now?
Murders always come as a massive shock to the public, and the murder of Renard Spivey’s wife, Patricia, was no different. The media widely publicized this high-profile case, with many having different opinions.
How did her murder happen, and is Renard guilty? Here’s everything we know.
Who Is Renard Spivey?
Renard Leon Spivey is an American ex-actor and former police officer, born on July 20, 1956, in Texas, USA. He was reportedly raised by his two parents of African-American descent in Houston and is 67 years old as of 2023. Details about his nuclear family, such as his parents’ identity, siblings, and other close relatives, are unknown.
His educational background is also unknown, but many assume he was educated to an extent due to his career pathway as an actor and a police officer. Some reports claim he attended the National University of Texas, but this has not been confirmed true.
Renard has a daughter with an ex-spouse and another with his late wife, Patricia. He was an absent father to both as he struggled with steroid abuse, which caused him to have multiple aggressive episodes and a low sperm count.
Renard started his career in the police department in 1996 when he was 30. He began working as a detention officer at the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, Texas.
He spent decades of his career working in the detention command unit and later began to serve in court operations in 2016. Renard is also a former drill instructor, which is apparent based on his physique and body fitness.
Renard Spivey, the Bailiff
The detention command officer is also a former American actor who served as a bailiff on the courtroom show “Justice For All with Judge Cristina Perez.” The show ran from 2012 to 2016, with Renard acting as the bailiff for the court. He also appeared in other TV shows and movies, including “Corruption” (2010) and “Married Men and Single Women” (2010), to name a few.
Renard Spivey’s Wife
The former bailiff’s wife was Patricia Spivey, born Patricia Ann Marshall. She was a Jack Yates High School student who reportedly participated in many sporting activities.
Like her husband, Renard, Patricia also valued maintaining her physical fitness. Not much information about the late wife is known since she didn’t have a public career.
Did Renard Spivey Kill His Wife, Patricia?
On the morning of July 28, 2019, Renard Spivey shot and killed his wife, Patricia, in what he claimed to be an accident. According to court records, Renard called 911 at 3 a.m. that morning and requested an ambulance for an emergency at their Briscoe Street home in southeast Houston.
He told the authorities that he and his wife had been fighting with a gun involved, and he accidentally shot her.
On the arrival of the authorities, Patricia’s body was found in the main bathroom closet. Renard was also injured by the gun in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. He was arrested and detained on discharge from the hospital.
Renard claimed the incident was all a big accident that started as a regular screaming fight. As the couple’s argument escalated, he claimed that one attempted to take the other’s gun from the nightstand. Renard said three shots were inadvertently discharged in their struggle for the weapon.
Patricia was hit by two of those shots, while one struck Renard in the leg, which was treated shortly after. Unfortunately, Patricia didn’t fare as well as her husband, suffering more than just a gunshot wound to her leg.
The bullets hit her at fatal points, leading to her losing her life. Hearing the news of this tragic death broke people’s hearts, and many wished she had just divorced him like Kelly Clarkson did.
Renard Spivey’s Verdict
Patricia’s autopsy showed that she had two gunshot wounds and bruised wrists. This raised many eyebrows as it contradicted Renard’s initial claim. He was arrested and detained at the Harris County Jail with a bail of $800,000.
Renard’s Spivey was reportedly found guilty of the charges against him and was sentenced to prison. He is reportedly serving his sentence at the Harris County Prison. Although, some people believe he is free and living life as usual. However, no reliable sources indicate that the former officer was released.