Delay possible in Tex McIver murder trial

Oct 06, 2017
Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com
10/6/17 - Atlanta, GA - Tex McIver is back in court for pre-trial motions in advance of his trial on Oct 30. His lawyers will continue to try to quash what they say were illegal searches of his condo. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM

The murder trial against Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver may be delayed from its Oct. 30 start date.

Defense attorney Joe Sharp said in court today that prosecutors recently handed him a thumb drive containing 90,000 emails from Diane McIver, the wife of Tex McIver who he is accused of murdering. 

The emails were shared as part of the pre-trial discovery process, during which the attorneys share the evidence they possess.

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Sharp made it clear that the defense could not go through the emails in time for the Oct. 30 trial. 

"There's no way we can get through 90,000 emails in the next 25 days," he said. 

At the same time, Sharp stressed that the defense does not want the trial postponed unless his client is released on bond in he interim. 

Today's pre-trial hearing continues and the postponement issue has not yet been resolved.

McIver shot and killed his wife last September as they rode in their SUV near Piedmont Park in Atlanta. McIver has said the shooting was an accident.

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