On Sept. 25, 2016, Claud "Tex" McIver shot his wife Diane in the back as a friend drove the couple through Midtown in their SUV. Diane was dead within hours. McIver, a prominent and politically connected lawyer, says he loved his wife and that the discharge of his .38 revolver was a tragic accident. But the Fulton County district attorney believes McIver intended to kill his wife and will try him for malice murder.
AJC legal affairs writer Bill Rankin and reporter Craig Schneider take you deep inside the case against McIver in Season 5 of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's "Breakdown" podcast, "The Tex McIver Murder Case." You can listen to the episodes at the links below, or go to the iTunes store to binge listen the entire series.
The AJC has followed the McIver case from its beginning. Follow our extensive coverage of the case, including:
EPISODE 1: The McIver Murder Case: Insisting that it was an accident, Claud "Tex" McIver will soon stand trial for the murder of his wife, Diane. Although Daine told ER surgeons it was an accident just before she died, the state has indicted Tex with malice murder. The year since Diane died has seen some extraordinary and often bizarre turns.
EPISODE 2: The Courtship of Tex and Diane McIver: Tex McIver couldn't get the new resident of the luxury condo complex out of his mind. She ignored all his entreaties to meet him, and he finally contrived to "bump into" her at the complex's gym early one morning. Diane was a powerful and successful businesswoman who eventually would marry Tex. But on a sultry September might a year ago, he killed her.
EPISODE 2.5: McIver trial delayed: Neither the prosecution nor the defense is ready. The prosecution asks for a continuance, saying it would be unfair to proceed because the defense is unprepared. The defense calls the move disingenuous, saying it’s really the prosecution that wants more time. Meanwhile, prosecutors get slammed for continuing to search for a motive long after they indicted Tex McIver.
Season 3: "Breakdown: Predator, M.D."
Season 4: "Breakdown: Murder Below the Gnat Line"
Season 6: "Breakdown: A Jury of His Peers"
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Join the Breakdown Podcast Facebook group for more AJC coverage and behind-the-scenes looks at previous Breakdown seasons.