ATLANTA – An Atlanta attorney who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting his business executive wife is to be sentenced next month.
Claud "Tex" McIver is set for sentencing May 23. A jury on Monday convicted McIver of felony murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. It is up to the judge to decide whether McIver will have the possibility of parole.
The jury also convicted the 75-year-old McIver of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and influencing a witness.
McIver attorney Bruce Harvey called the verdict the "triumph of emotion and speculation over reason and fact."
McIver was riding in a rear seat of an SUV on Sept. 25, 2016, when a gun he was holding fired and the bullet hit his wife, Diane.