Morbidology the Podcast – 153: Diane McIver

Podcast released on: 23rd May 2022

It was September of 2016 when a prominent couple were being driven back to their home in Georgia, Atlanta. It was late at night when their driver took a wrong turn. Moments later, the distinct sound of a gunshot emanated in the air. What happened that night would lead to one of the most controversial…


It was September of 2016 when a prominent couple were being driven back to their home in Atlanta, Georgia. It was late at night when their driver took a wrong turn. Moments later, the distinct sound of a gunshot emanated in the air. What happened that night would lead to one of the most controversial cases the area had ever seen, raising many questions on both privilege and race.

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Audio Sources:

“Tex McIver Trial Day 8 Police Interview”

“Dani Jo Carter takes the stand in the Tex McIver murder trial Pt. 1”

“Tex McIver Sentencing”

“Tex McIver Trial Day 5 Part 2 Dani Jo Carter Testifies”

“How the courtroom reacted to the Tex McIver guilty verdict”

“Doctor who aided Diane McIver gives testimony in Tex McIver trial”

“Tex McIver’s voice heard for the first time in his murder trial”

“The money motive: Tex McIver made $187,000 after auction, estate sale ff Diane McIver’s belongings”

“Tex McIver Trial Prosecution Rebuttal Closing Argument”

“Testimony Continues in Tex McIver Case”

Sources:

Associated Press, 27 September, 2016 – “Atlanta Business Exec Dies After Being Shot in Car”                                                                                                      

Associated Press, 28 September, 2016 – “Woman Fatally Shot While Inside Vehicle Near Piedmont Park”

The Macon Telegraph, 8 September, 2016 – “Vivacious Wife in Power Couple Killed by Gunshot”

ABC – 2 WSB, 29 September, 2016 – “Shooting of Prominent Businesswoman Near Piedmont Park”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 29 September, 2016 – “Piedmont Avenue Shooting”

ABC – 2 WSB, 30 September, 2016 – “Prominent Attorney Says Wife’s Shooting Death was a Terrible Accident”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 30 September, 2016 – “Midtown Shooting”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1 October, 2016 – “New Details, More Questions in Exec’s Death”

CBS – 3 WREG, 2 October, 2016 – “Atlanta Man Says Bump in Road Made Gun Go Off”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 5 October, 2016 – “Shooting Complicated”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7 October, 2016 – “Tragic Shooting”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9 October, 2016 – “Behind the Headlines”

Associated Press, 19 October, 2016 – “Autopsy Results Revealed in Death of Atlanta Businesswoman”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 October, 2016 – “Prominent Atlanta Lawyer’s Past Trouble”

ABC – 2 WSB, 20 October, 2016 – “Autopsy Shows Atlanta Businesswoman Died of Gunshot Wound to Back”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 21 October, 2016 – “Details Come Out on 1990 McIver Case”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 25 October, 2016 – “Piedmont Avenue Shooting”

ABC – 2 WSB, 3 November, 2016 – “Witness Who Drove SUV Describes Shooting That Killed Her Best Friend”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4 November, 2016 – “Witness Raises More Questions in McIver Case”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 27 November, 2016 – “McIver in Limbo Amid Inquiry into Shooting”

ABC – 2 WSB, 3 December, 2016 – “Prominent Attorney Sells off Late Wife’s Clothes”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 3 December, 2016 – “Tex McIver to Sell Late Wife’s Clothes”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 7 December, 2016 – “Diane McIver Designer Wardrobe Estate Sale Draws a Crowd”

Associated Press, 21 December, 2016 – “Prominent Atlanta Attorney Charged in Wife’s Shooting Death”

ABC – 2 WSB, 22 December, 2016 – “Prominent Atlanta Attorney Accused of Shooting Wife Turns Himself In”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 22 December, 2016 – “Deadly Shooting”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 22 December, 2016 – “Court Orders Tex McIver to Wear Ankle Monitor”

ABC – 2 WSB, 23 December, 2016 – “Judge Sets Bond for Attorney Facing Charges”

Associated Press, 13 January, 2017 – “Prosecutor Tries to Stop Attorney from Selling Wife’s Assets”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 January, 2017 – “Feud Erupts over Diane McIver’s Estate”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 31 January, 2017 – “McIver Can Ditch Ankle Monitor”

Associated Press, 14 February, 2017 – “Attorney Charged in Wife’s Death Stepping Down from Board”

The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 14 February, 2017 – “Tex McIver to Leave Election Board”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 26 April, 2017 – “Judge Sends Tex McIver to Jail”

Associated Press, 27 April, 2017 – “Atlanta Attorney Indicted on Murder Charge”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 28 April, 2017 – “Tex McIver Case”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 30 June, 2017 – “Is McIver Trying to Influence Case?”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 October, 2017 – “McIver Trial Delayed”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4 March, 2018 – “The Tex McIver Case”

Associated Press, 13 March, 2018 – “Whether Lawyer Shot Wife on Purpose is Key Question at Trial”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 14 March, 2018 – “Local In-Depth The McIver Trial”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 15 March, 2018 – “Prosecutors Try to Show McIver Marriage Friction”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 16 March, 2018 – “Local In-Depth”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 20 March, 2018 – “McIver Tried to Get Her to Lie”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 24 March, 2018 – “McIver Money Obsessed”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 27 March, 2018 – “State Hinting McIver in Other Relationship”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 29 March, 2018 – “McIver Had Major Debt”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 30 March, 2018 – “During 13th Day, Focus on McIver Murder Trial Turns to Shooting Itself”

Sleep Review, 12 April, 2018 – “Tex McIver Has Sleep Disorder”

Associated Press, 17 April, 2018 – “Prosecutor Says Lawyer who Killed his Wife Coveted her Money”

Associated Press, 23 April, 2018 – “Atlanta Attorney Who Shot Wife Guilty of Murder

ABC – 11 WHAS, 23 May, 2018 – “Tex McIver Speaks”

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