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Ex Biker Gang Leader Gets 75 Years for Shooting Girlfriend, Which He Blamed On Demons
Guy Wayne Lynch testified that demons made him shoot his 21-year-old live-in girlfriend Tia Spearman to death while they were driving in his truck in 2017.
A former motorcycle gang president has been sentenced to 75 years for shooting his 21-year-old live-in girlfriend in the head.
Guy Wayne Lynch, 52, of Aubrey, Texas, was convicted by a jury in the 2017 murder of Tia Spearman and sentenced to 75 years in prison, the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday.
The skeletal remains of Spearman, who hailed from Lawton, Oklahoma, were discovered by hog trappers in July 2017. As investigators worked to try to identify the remains, Spearman’s family reported her missing.
Forensic anthropologists and scientists from the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification were able to help investigators positively identify the human remains as Spearman a month later. A forensic anthropologist “determined that Tia had been shot in the head twice, likely from a barrel of a firearm contacting her head, and that the manner of her death was homicide,” the press release states.
Spearman had been living with Lynch at his apartment at the time of the murder and, during his trial, jurors heard testimony from one of Lynch's two sons, who also lived with two at the home.
One of the sons told the jury that, sometime in June, “he noticed that Tia was not at the apartment anymore.”
“When he asked his father, Guy Lynch, about where Tia had gone, Lynch stated that he killed Tia the previous day by shooting her in the head,” the district attorney's press release states. “The son testified that Lynch explained he and Tia had been arguing and at some point, Lynch felt Tia had changed personalities and felt threatened by her. Lynch then shot and killed her."
The son also testified that, the day following his father's confession, Lynch threw the murder weapon in the water in his presence.
Investigators later discovered that the inside of Lynch‘s truck was covered in Spearman's blood, and cell phone data also corroborated the son’s story.
“Lynch was a president of a criminal motorcycle gang several years before the murder,” the district attorney’s office states. “He believed that he started seeing demons in June 2017 and thought that a demon had possessed his body as well as Tia’s body.”
Lynch testified during his own trial and claimed that he was living a “life of sin” during the murder.
“He explained that he was driving on Interstate 45 with Tia when the demons appeared," the district attorney's office wrote. "He was frightened, pulled out [a] gun from his waistband, and fired one shot into Tia’s head."
“He continued to be scared, exited the highway, and drove a distance to get Tia’s body and any demons out of the truck," they added. "While Tia lay on the ground, he fired the gun again into her head, got back in the truck and drove away."
He maintained that ”unknown forces caused him to pull the trigger” and that he has since “been changed by his acceptance of Christianity.”
The press release, however, notes that, regardless of his more recent acceptance of Christ, “Lynch never made any attempt to contact Tia’s family or the police regarding the location of Tia’s body for the two months after the murder. He also threw away her clothing and cell phone, shredded important documents such as Tia’s social security card, changed his phone number, threw away the phone he had at the time of the murder, attempted to clean all the blood out of his truck and coached his son regarding what to say to the police if officers ever questioned the son about Lynch’s involvement in Tia’s death.”
Lynch will be eligible for parole in 30 years.
Spearman's aunt, Sharon Murray, told KSWO in 2017 that Spearman was a “very sweet person” who “wouldn’t hurt a fly.”