3. A family spokesman was encouraged to change his story, prosecutors allege. Tex McIver allegedly asked Bill Crane, acting as a family spokesman in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, to retract a statement made to the media on McIver's behalf. While the indictment does not say what statement McIver asked him to retract, Crane told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in September that Tex McIver's gun went off after they hit a bump. He also said the couple pulled out their .38-caliber revolver after becoming worried about unrest surrounding possible Black Lives Matter protests in the area near where they had pulled off the interstate. McIver's attorney would later step away from the claim there was a bump in the road and that the couple was worried about Black Lives Matter.
Crane told the AJC this week he declined to revise his statement to the press.
4. The indictment was handed down on the same day Tex McIver's bond was revoked. The indictment is dated April 26, which means that Fulton County prosecutors were making their case to a grand jury on the same day they were also seeking to have McIver's bond revoked on separate charges. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney sent McIver to jail that same day after finding that a Glock pistol found in McIver's Buckhead condo violated his bond.
“Mr. McIver and firearms don't mix well anymore,” McBurney said.
5. The grand jury issued a "no bond" warrant for McIver's Arrest. But given that he was already in Fulton County jail, that may not mean much. McIver will be assigned to a Fulton County Superior Court judge within the next several days and be arraigned on the new charges soon afterward.