Tex McIver prison mug shot released

- A mugshot of former Atlanta attorney Tex McIver was released this week by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

McIver was sentenced to life last week for his part in the death of his wife, Diane McIver. He was taken the following day to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson the following day.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney noted before he sentenced McIver that the convicted murderer never apologized for shooting his wife during a 12-minute address.

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McIver was found guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and influencing witnesses in connection with the death of his wife.

Diane died after being shot in the back while she was in the passenger's seat of an SUV. The conviction of felony murder carried a mandatory life sentence, but the judge ruled for the possibility of parole to be added.

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During the sentencing hearing, prosecutors asked that four people be allowed to come forward to deliver victim impact statements, including Dani Joe Carter, the woman driving the SUV on the night that Diane was killed.

McIver admits to fatally shooting his wife, Diane, in 2016, but maintains it was an accident. Prosecutors think McIver had a motive and killed his wife for her money.

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