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Tex McIver in court Tuesday morning, could be granted bond

Posted June 6

— Tex McIver, the man indicted on murder charges in April for the death of his wife Dianne, is in court Tuesday morning for a plea and arraignment hearing.

McIver is accused of shooting and killing his wife Diane McIver and a grand jury indictment found cause to charge him with murder, along with six other charges including unlawfully influencing witnesses, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

According to police, Diane McIver was shot while sitting in the passenger seat of her Ford Expedition the evening of Sept. 25. Her husband, attorney Tex, was sitting directly behind her in the backseat.

Diane McIver's best friend of thirty years, Dani Jo Carter, was driving.

The three took a detour off I-85 downtown and got off at the Edgewood Avenue exit. Tex, who was sleeping in the back, asked for his gun because he didn't think it was a safe area.

After falling back to sleep in the backseat, he woke up to the sound of a gunshot and realized he had pulled the trigger. After Diane McIver was shot, she was driven to Emory Hospital in DeKalb County where she died. Tex has claimed the shooting was accidental.

The indictment alleges that Tex influenced witnesses, including Dani Jo Carter, the woman who was driving the two when Diane McIver was shot in the back. It says McIver left a voicemail on Dani Jo's husband's voicemail and implied she should stop talking to police "because said statements placed the defendant at imminent risk of immediate incarceration."

It also alleges McIver told Dani Jo's husband he should delete the voicemail, the state says to prevent police from getting it.

Tex has sat in jail since late April and a judge could grant him bond in the case.

CBS46 has a crew at the hearing and will have much more information in later newscasts.

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