ATLANTA – A prosecutor says an Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife coveted her money and killed her intentionally. A defense attorney calls the case an “accident in search of a motive.”
There’s no question 75-year-old Claud “Tex” McIver shot 64-year-old Diane McIver in September 2016. Jurors must decide whether they believe he did it on purpose. They’ve heard roughly four weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses.
Tex McIver was a partner at a prominent law firm and served on the state election board. Diane McIver was president of U.S. Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Corey Airport Services.
Prosecutors have said McIver depended on his wife financially and feared losing control and his lifestyle. The defense has said McIver adored his wife and the shooting was a tragic accident.