ATLANTA - The high-profile murder trial of Tex McIver resumes Monday after a weeklong break.
Prosecutors are expected to continue calling witnesses to prove their charge McIver intentionally killed his wife, Diane McIver, on September 25, 2016, for money.
That night, the couple were riding in an SUV. McIver was in the back seat behind his wife with a loaded handgun he says was on his lap.
Tex McIver maintains the gun fired on its own and killed his wife in what he called a "horrible accident." But prosecutors say he meant to kill her and lined up 97 people on their witness list to lay out the case.
Several of them have already testified, including police officers, hospital staff and the driver of the SUV.
Recent trial headlines
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- 'He wasn't distraught, he wasn't emotional. Nothing.' Nurses testify on Diane McIver's final moments