ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned the murder conviction against Tex McIver, a former metro Atlanta lawyer accused of killing his wife.
“We’re reminded of Diane every day,” friend Jay Grover told Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon. “It was just a way to remind everyone else of Diane and her legacy.”
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On Thursday night, Diane McIver’s friends and colleagues found a special way to remember her in downtown Atlanta.
At Corey companies, where Diane worked until the day she died, her friend and colleague Jay Grover once again posted her picture on the Corey Tower after the state Supreme Court overturned her husband Tex McIver’s conviction in Diane’s murder.
“It was shocking. I was saddened to hear it. I had no idea that this ruling was going to come out today,” Grover said.
Grover told me he still firmly believes Tex McIver intentionally shot and killed his wife while riding in a car through Midtown Atlanta in 2016.
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“All of this was a tragedy. And I’ve said it was a tragedy for a lot of people. But it wasn’t an accident,” Grover said.
In 2018, a Fulton County jury agreed to convict McIver of his wife’s murder.
But in a ruling overturning the conviction on Thursday, the Supreme Court said the jury should have also been given the option of a misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter charge.
“They pointed out what we said all throughout trial… that there was no evidence that they were fighting or having any kind of marital discord,” Tex McIver’s attorney Amanda Clark-Palmer said.
Clark-Palmer, one of McIver’s attorneys in the trial, told Channel 2 she believes the Supreme Court finally made the right decision.
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“He is not a murderer. He loved his wife, and he did not mean to hurt and certainly he did not mean to shoot and kill her,” she said.
While his conviction was overturned, the court did uphold McIver’s conviction for influencing a witness.
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