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No bond for Tex McIver, trial to begin on October 30

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A judge has denied bond for Tex McIver, the prominent metro Atlanta businessman accused of fatally shooting his wife in September of 2016.

The trial for McIver, accused of killing his wife Dianne as the two were riding in a vehicle on September 25 of 2016, will begin on October 30. The vehicle was being driven by Dianne's best friend of 30 years, Dani Jo Carter.

A grand jury indictment found cause to charge him with murder, along with six other charges including unlawfully influencing witnesses, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The three took a detour off I-85 downtown and got off at the Edgewood Avenue exit. Tex, who was sleeping in the back, asked for his gun because he didn't think it was a safe area.

After falling back to sleep in the backseat, he woke up to the sound of a gunshot and realized he had pulled the trigger. After Diane McIver was shot, she was driven to Emory Hospital in DeKalb County where she died. Tex has claimed the shooting was accidental.

McIver remains jailed as judge Robert McBurney continues to review evidence in order to make a decision on granting bond in the case.

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