The prominent Atlanta attorney charged in his wife's death was back in court for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
Claud “Tex” McIver faces murder charges for the September 2016 shooting death of his wife, Diane McIver, who was the president of Corey Advertising.
The majority of Tuesday's hearing was spent arguing over whether McIver is hiding a secret will his wife drafted before she died.
Prosecutors say that will could prove Mclver killed his wife intentionally, but the defense has repeatedly denied that a second will exists.
At one point, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney asked both the prosecution and defense to focus. The judge explained that it was a suppression hearing and both sides had drifted away from the propose of the hearing.
McIver claims the shooting was accidental. He says he fell asleep in the backseat of a car with a loaded gun in his lap and then it accidentally went off, hitting his wife.
The judge did not issue a ruling on Tuesday. Another hearing will be held at a date to be determined.
McIver's murder trial is slated to begin October 30.
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