High-profile alleged killer lawyer walks out of jail after shooting wife in neck: DA

Tex McIver, the prominent Atlanta attorney who police believe intentionally shot and killed his wife last September, is being released on a $750,000 bond. As a condition, he must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, according to local CBS television affiliate CBS46, WGCL-Atlanta.

McIver has been in jail since April when he reportedly violated a judge’s order after an investigator found a weapon in a sock drawer at this condo.

Back in September 2016, when the shooting-death happened, McIver told police his gun accidentally went off after a vehicle he was riding in hit a bump. McIver was riding in the backseat and his wife, Diane McIver, in the front-passenger seat while a friend drove.

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McIver reportedly asked he be passed the weapon because he claimed he awoke to them driving through a dicey area of town.

There was reportedly suspicion early on as to why McIver and the driver drove so far to get Diane medical help.

A trial was initially scheduled to begin at the end of this month, however a judge moved it to the beginning of March as each team of lawyers needed more time to prepare for the case.

The judge is also requiring McIver’s attorneys arrange bond though Putnam County, a county a part of Metro Atlanta, if McIver chooses to use a home he owns there as collateral for his bond.

According his Order for Bond document, McIver is charged with murder, felony murder, possession of a fire arm during commission of a felony and three counts of influencing a witness.

CBS46 News

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