Fulton County Chief Judge Robert McBurney speaks with jurors Friday, the nineteenth day of the McIver trial. McBurney is one of the only judges who allows jurors to ask questions. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM
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The jury in the Tex McIver murder trial

The 12-person jury deciding Tex McIver’s fate is composed of seven women and five men.

They include gun owners, relatives of police officers and a participant in a Black Lives Matter protest.

Eight jurors are white, three are black and one is of Indian descent.

They have also been able to ask their own questions of the witnesses once the lawyers are done. Judge Robert McBurney is one of the few judges in Georgia who provides juries with that opportunity and they have taken advantage of it, posing 284 questions to the 78 witnesses who appeared before them. 

Here is a glimpse of the jury: 

Juror 1: White male; manages and leases medical buildings; served on two other juries; two siblings are retired police officers. 

Juror 2: White female; lives in East Point; originally from Flint, Mich.; husband is a paramedic; no kids; has participated in Black Lives Matter protest. 

Juror 3: White male; lives in West Midtown; not far from where Diane McIver was shot; accountant; no spouse or children. 

Juror 4: Black female; educator; married; two kids; husband owns two guns for protection but says she’s never fired one. 

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Juror 5: White male; married; two kids; master’s degrees in engineering and business; already has a will prepared, locked in lawyer’s vault. 

Juror 6: White female; lives in Alpharetta; retired sales representative; married; three adult children; husband keeps a loaded gun in the glove box or center console of his car when traveling; brother-in-law shot and killed himself. 

Juror 7: White female; resides in Roswell; teaches elementary school; husband, also a teacher, owns a handgun but doesn’t carry it with him. 

Juror 8: Research microbiologist at CDC. Married mom of two. Lives in Johns Creek, of Indian descent. 

Juror 9: White male; lives in Alpharetta; former musician, now employed by a construction supply company; previously served on jury that did not reach verdict; owns a hunting rifle, shotgun and a .22. 

Juror 10: Black female; Union City resident, certified nursing assistant; former Lyft driver; single; three children. 

Juror 11: White female; resides in Johns Creek; works for a cruise line; two teen children; cousin and best friend were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents. 

Juror 12: Black male; finance and accounting manager; active in church; father was a Washington, D.C. police officer; lives near the area where a frightened Tex McIver allegedly said he felt compelled to pull out his handgun.

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