FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended Tex McIver's law license.
McIver was sentenced to life last month 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.
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.
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.
Mciver has filed a motion for a new trial and plans to appeal his conviction.
The court agreed to suspend his law license pending his appeal.