WAXAHACHIE

The jury trial for an Aubrey resident who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in October 2017 will be set in November later this year.

Guy Wayne Lunch, 47, was arrested in August 2017 after Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies uncovered the remains of 22-year-old Tia Marie Spearman in July by Section House Road in Alma. According to a previous Daily Light report, Spearman was known to be living with Lynch in Little Elm at around the time of her disappearance in May.

Lynch is currently detained in the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on a $1 million bond and has been charged with murder. If convicted in the 443rd District Court of Ellis County, Lynch faces a potential sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Lynch previously denied a plea deal of 35 years in prison from the 443rd District Court.

The court confirmed that the announcement for Lynch’s trial will be on November 8. Jury selection will begin on November 18.