Lawyers fighting to acquit Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver of murder argued Tuesday that prosecutors built their case on innuendo, red herrings and the unfulfilled promises they would prove Diane McIver’s 2016 fatal shooting was anything other than an accident.

But Assistant District Attorneys Clint Rucker and Cara Convery countered during more than five hours of closing arguments that McIver was driven to kill his wife by increasingly dire financial difficulties.

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