4/23/18 - Atlanta - Tex McIver, seated with Defense Attorney Don Samuel, showed little reaction to the first of four guilty verdicts. The jury found Tex McIver guilty on four of five charges on their fifth day of deliberations today at the Tex McIver murder trial at the Fulton County Courthouse. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

A breakdown of the verdict in the Tex McIver trial

The seven women and five men in the Tex McIver jury on Monday came down with a verdict in the case.

Here is a breakdown of what they decided after deliberating for about 29 hours over five days:

1. Murder: “Unlawfully and with malice aforethought, cause the death of Landa Diane McIver, a human being, by shooting her with a handgun” NOT GUILTY

2. Felony Murder: “Unlawfully during the commission of felony, to wit: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, cause the death of Landa Diane McIver, a human being, by shooting her with a handgun” GUILTY

3. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon:  “Unlawfully commit an assault upon the person of Landa Diane McIver, by shooting her with a handgun.”

GUILTY

4. Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony: “Unlawfully have on and within arm’s reach of accused’s person a handgun during the commission of” certain felonies. GUILTY 

5. Influencing Witnesses:  

“Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by instructing Dani Jo Carter to tell law enforcement officers  that she was not present when he shot Landa Diane McIver.” GUILTY

RELATED: Read more about why the judge dropped two charges against McIver

6. Influencing Witnesses: “Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by asking Bill Crane to retract a statement made to the news media on behalf of Tex McIver

DISMISSED through directed verdict on April 11

7. Influencing Witnesses:  “Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by leaving a voicemail with Thomas Lee Carter Jr., in which Tex McIver said Carter’s wife, Dani Jo, should cease communicating with law enforcement officers. Tex McIver said her statements about Diane McIver’s death placed him at risk of immediate incarceration. He also asked Thomas Lee Carter Jr. delete the voicemail.

DISMISSED through directed verdict on April 11

RELATED:  Want to catch up on the McIver coverage you’ve missed over a month of testimony?  Read our daily coverage at myajc.com/mciver/

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