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Late Atlanta businesswoman, husband had deep political ties

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The president of Corey Airport Services was much more than just an Atlanta businesswoman. Diane McIver was a godmother, a friend, and to so many like family. Her husband Tex is also loved by friends and deeply connected in Georgia politics.

Friends are mourning the death of 63-year-old McIver.

"I'm going to miss her dearly," Wanda Hugh said.

Hugh met McIver in 1999. She didn't want to go on camera but said the McIver's were like family.

"I had an aneurism and she was there throughout the whole time. My son had a four-wheeler accident and she was there the whole time," High said.

Diane married Tex McIver in 2005. It was both of their second marriages.

“They had a wonderful relationship, like no other,” Hugh said.

Friends say the two lived a lavish fairy tale come true, until September 25 when Tex McIver says he accidentally fired off a revolver he was holding while sleeping in the back seat of his car. Diane McIver was directly in front of him in the passenger seat. The bullet hit her directly in the back. She later died at the hospital. Her best friend, only known as "Dani Jo," was driving. 

"It was an accident. Ain't no way. He loved her too much. They loved each other," Hugh said.

Tex McIver is a high-profile Atlanta lawyer and some accuse him of getting special treatment from police. 

In 2013, he represented Governor Nathan Deal in a lawsuit involving the technical college system of Georgia and their training program with KIA.

Tex McIver is also the vice chairman of the Georgia Board of Elections and a longtime political donor.

The couple were godparents to Judge Craig Schwalls son, Austin. 

Judge Schwall said via email, "My son Austin, her godson, adored her and they had a profound love and incredibly special relationship. He is only 10 but they had a lifetime of love."

It's been almost two weeks since Atlanta police have given an update on this case or said if charges will be filed. 

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