Judge: McIver not treated special in jail transfer

A Fulton County judge ruled today that Claud “Tex” McIver, facing murder charges in his wife’s shooting, did not receive special treatment when authorities transferred him from the Atlanta jail to one in Alpharetta.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney rejected prosecutors’ assertion of special treatment and their request that McIver be transferred back to the Atlanta jail.

The hearing on Monday was striking in that it pitted Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard against the county sheriff Ted Jackson.

McIver faces charges of malice murder and influencing witnesses in the death of his wife in September of last year as they rode in their SUV near Piedmont Park. McIver has maintained the shooting — in which he shot his wife in the back as she sat in the front passenger seat — was an accident.

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