Crime Opening statements begin in Atlanta attorney's murder trial

17:52  13 march  2018
17:52  13 march  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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ATLANTA — Opening statements are underway in the trial of an Atlanta lawyer charged with murder in the shooting death of his business executive wife.

Prosecutors have said 75-year-old Claud "Tex" McIver intentionally killed 64-year-old Diane McIver in September 2016. Defense attorneys have said the shooting was a tragic accident.

McIver faces charges including murder and influencing witnesses.

Tex McIver was a partner at a prominent law firm and vice chair of the state election board. Diane McIver was president of U.S. Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Corey Airport Services, where she had worked for 43 years.

The case has drawn significant media attention and public interest. It took about six days to seat a jury, partly because many potential jurors had heard about the case and formed an opinion.

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen denies murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homebuilt submarine in August but admits indecent handling of a corpse, his defense lawyer said at the opening of his trial in Copenhagen on Thursday. Wall, a 30-year-old freelance journalist who was researching a story on the entrepreneur and aerospace engineer, went missing after Madsen took her out to sea in his 17-metre (56-foot) submarine in August last year.Later that month, police identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as Wall's.

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