Attorney sells off late wife's clothes as police probe shooting

ATLANTA — An Atlanta homicide victim's 2,000-plus piece wardrobe is going up for sale in a matter of days.

Diane McIver was shot and killed by her husband less than three months ago. The estate sale is happening while the shooter's fate is still unclear.

At this point, no charges have been filed in the case.

The people tasked with selling the victim's massive wardrobe say they're just here to serve a grieving family.

I've never seen a collection of clothing this large in a private home,” said Robert Ahlers, owner of Peachtree Battle Estate Sales and Liquidations.

PHOTOS: Tex McIver selling wife's clothes, jewelry in estate sale

Ahlers said the business is home to metro Atlanta’s finest personal belongings.

He told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr that nothing they’ve sold compares to the likes of Diane McIver's personal wardrobe.

“Prada, Valentino, Chanel, Jimmy Choo,” Ahlers said. “It's certainly substantial. Definitely six figures-plus. It's pretty magnificent. She traveled the world, probably picked up some things along the way."

On Wednesday, the slain businesswoman's wardrobe will go up for sale at the business of off Miami Circle.

"We're expecting, over the course of five days, probably a couple thousand people," Ahlers told Carr.

While so many questions remain unanswered in her September death, the fate of the shooter, her husband, prominent Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, remains unclear.

Tex McIver has maintained his gun accidentally went off in the back seat of his car that September night near Piedmont Park.

It's still unclear why he took his injured wife -- shot in the back -- to Emory Hospital instead of nearby Grady.


Just days ago, in an exclusive interview with our news partners at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tex McIver expressed the desire to dispel rumors that there was financial motive behind his wife's killing.

While there's no getting around the unique circumstances, the wardrobe sale is a professional responsibility for the Buckhead team put in charge of selling it.

"There's a grieving family behind this and our goal is to basically do what they've hired us to do," Ahlers told Carr.

Tex McIver's attorney said Friday that the sale was simply a part of settling the victim's affairs.

It runs Wednesday through Sunday, with prices ranging from a few dollars to the low thousands.