Three months have passed since McIver shot and killed his wife while they were driving to their Buckhead condo from their Putnam County ranch. McIver said the couple pulled their .38 caliber pistol from the SUV’s center console when they happened upon what they thought was a dicey part of Atlanta. Shortly thereafter, he said he nodded off in the back seat, awoke suddenly and inadvertently pulled the trigger.
As for the loan, McIver told the AJC that the couple had decided to build a barn, and the cost came in at $1.3 million. The three-story barn had stables, an entertainment/saloon area and guest quarters.
His wife, he said, had told him that making her contribution of $350,000 a loan would help them with their taxes. Tex would be able to write off the payments on his taxes, and she could declare them as income.
The money, he said, “went straight into the project.”
The couple largely kept their finances separate, he said.
“I never asked what she earned, ” McIver said. “It didn’t make any difference. I loved her for what she was, and she didn’t ask me.”
He added that he planned to pay off the loan by the end of 2016.
McIver is due back in court Thursday for a routine calendar call.