Closing Arguments in Murder Trial of Atlanta Attorney ‘Tex’ McIver Set Today

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, one of Georgia’s most prominent Republican fundraisers, who is facing charges that he intentionally killed his wife, Diane McIver, in 2016.

Closing arguments in the murder trial of Georgia attorney Claud “Tex” McIver are set to take place Tuesday in Atlanta. McIver is facing allegations that he intentionally killed his wife, Diane McIver, on Sept. 25, 2016.

McIver, who has admitted that he shot his wife but insisted it was an accident, is charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of influencing witnesses surrounding the death of Diane McIver.

The McIver case has attracted nationwide attention and has been compared to “something that Tom Wolfe might dream up” in a southern version of Bonfire of the Vanities.

Prosecutors have also accused McIver, who is among the state’s most prominent Republican fundraisers, of bribery.

You can watch a livestream of the argument live Tuesday. The Law & Crime Trial Network,  a Dan Abrams production, is a source of live feeds, legal analysis, and breaking stories in criminal justice, and a content partner with The Crime Report.