Monday, May 1, 2017

Atlanta lawyer hit with murder charge in wife's 'accidental' shooting death

Claud “Tex” McIver
A prominent Atlanta attorney who says he accidentally shot and killed his wife last year has been indicted on murder and witness tampering charges.

Claud “Tex” McIver was charged initially with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife Diane McIver last September. The murder indictment was unsealed on Thursday.

McIver told police that while sleeping in the backseat of an SUV, a gun he was holding discharged and the bullet went through the seat and struck his wife, Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

Family friend Dani Jo Carter was driving the SUV at the time.

Prosecutors believe McIver may have killed his wealthy wife for her money, the station reported.

“There’s no financial motive. There’s no jealousy. There’s absolutely no motive,” said defense lawyer Stephen Maples, according to the station.

McIver was jailed on Wednesday when authorities found a gun in his home and revoked his bail.

The indictment accuses McIver of instructing Carter to tell police she wasn’t a witness to the shooting, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

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Atlanta lawyer hit with murder charge in wife's 'accidental' shooting death


Betty said...

I wonder how many lawyers are involved in murders? I wonder if they lose all of their moral compass when they go bad.

B Inberg said...

I don't ever recall hearing a defense excuse like this one I find it hard to believe sleeping with a loaded gun in a vehicle - why? were they driving through a war zone? was his wife aware? the driver? and I have to wonder if the driver lost control of the vehicle when that explosion went off omg I would have had a heart attack I can't imagine the scene a gun going off in a vehicle can cause permanent hearing loss.