Prominent Atlanta lawyer Tex McIver, accused in the shooting death of his wife, is allegedly using the jail telephone to influence witnesses in the murder case against him. McIver, 74, also called a judge’s wife hoping she would help him get out on bond, according to the Fulton County, Georgia, prosecutor.
McIver admits he pulled the trigger on the handgun that killed his wife as they were riding in a car in midtown Atlanta last September. He claims it was an accident, but an indictment accuses the attorney of intentional murder.
He was initially free on bond, but that was revoked after investigators found a gun during a search of his home.
McIver appeared in court this week to enter a guilty plea and ask for bond. The prosecutor opposes bond, arguing he might use his freedom to pressure witnesses. Nancy Grace talks with lawyer Renee Rockwell about the McIver case, which has rocked the Atlanta legal community.
[Feature Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office]