ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court suspended an Atlanta attorney’s law license following his murder conviction for fatally shooting his business executive wife.

Claud “Tex” McIver was sentenced last month to life in prison with the possibility of parole after his conviction for felony murder in the September 2016 shooting death of 64-year-old Diane McIver as they rode in an SUV. He has maintained that the shooting was an accident.

McIver has filed a motion for a new trial and plans to appeal his conviction to the state Supreme Court if that motion is denied. The high court agreed to suspend his law license pending his appeal.

Tex McIver was a partner at a prominent law firm and served on the state election board. Diane McIver was a business executive.

 

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