Attorney Who Shot His Wife And Blamed BLM Charged With Manslaughter
Claud “Tex” McIver claimed he was worried about unrest surrounding recent Black Lives Matter protests in the metro area so he drove around with a gun.
McIver shot his wife in the back as the couple rode in their SUV near Piedmont Park, late on the night of Sept. 25. He was in the back seat while she was in the front when his .38-caliber revolver discharged. She died later that night at the hospital.
McIver has said the shooting was an accident. Atlanta police have been investigating for the better part of three months.
The involuntary manslaughter charge is a felony, police said. The reckless conduct charge is a misdemeanor.
Spike McIver said his brother called him after the charges were filed:
“He’s very depressed about it,” McIver said of his brother. “He keeps getting hit over and over from one direction and another. … He’s upset that this is occurring on Christmas week. They could’ve waited, but they work in strange ways.”