The murder trial of prominent Atlanta lawyer Claud ‘Tex’ McIver enters its third week on Monday. McIver is accused of murdering his wife Diane McIver on Sept. 25, 2016. He claims it was an accident. Watch live on the Law&Crime Network in the player above.
McIver has said that he was holding a gun while seated in the backseat of a car for protection as he rode with his wife and their friend Dani Jo Carter through what he felt was a dangerous neighborhood, with Carter driving. At some point, he claims, he fell asleep, and then awoke with a start and accidentally fired the weapon, shooting Diane through her seat in the process. Diane was taken to a local hospital. Tex’s defense claims that before she died, Diane said the shooting “was an accident.”
Friday’s testimony focused on the aftermath of Diane’s death, including testimony from an estranged friend of hers named in her will, and an estate salesman who helped Tex sell off Diane’s belongings that November. This was meant to play into the prosecution’s theory that Tex killed his wife for her money, but the defense had the witness clarify that there’s no standard length of time after someone dies that the representative of the estate comes to them.
Stay with Law&Crime.com and the Law&Crime Network for continuing coverage of the trial.
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