ATLANTA - The Buckhead lawyer who admitted to shooting and killing his wife was back in court on Tuesday.
Claud "Tex" McIver will be arraigned on upgraded charges of malice murder, felony murder and attempting to unlawfully influence witnesses.
In April, McIver was hit with the upgraded charges in the shooting death of his wife, Landa Diane McIver on September 25, 2016. He admits he shot and killed her, but claims it was an accident.
McIver maintains he fell asleep while holding a gun in the back of an SUV, when the weapon discharged, striking Mrs. McIver. He believes the gun slipped out of his hand and it went off.
Prosecutors suggest McIver killed his wife intentionally over money. They will reportedly ask a judge on Tuesday not to grant bond.
McIver was put back behind bars recently after violating terms of a previous bond on lesser charges.