Atlanta attorney who killed wife to be sentenced next month

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.