New season of Breakdown: ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’

New season of Breakdown: ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’

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A Fulton County sheriff's deputy escorts Tex McIver into the courtroom for a hearing on a pretrial motion. (John Spink / AJC file image)

“He says, “I think this is a bad idea, girls. This is a bad area.’ He said, ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’ He said it was in the console and it was in a bag. . . . She she took it out and handed it to him.”

That’s the voice of Dani Jo Carter, who was driving the big white SUV in which Claud “Tex” McIver and his wife, Diane, were riding on a sultry September night in 2016. 

You’ll hear Carter’s voice — recorded during her interview with homicide investigators that same night — in the new season of our Breakdown podcast, which began this week. You’ll also hear Tex McIver, talking to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the night he shot and killed his wife. 

And you’ll hear the voices of AJC staff writers Bill Rankin and Craig Schneider, who are reporting and narrating this season of Breakdown: “The McIver Murder Case.”

You can listen to Breakdown on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast platform, or you can stream it on ajc.com, right here, right now:

 

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