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Page Pate (from left), Judge Wendy Shoob and Michael Mears Page Pate (from left), Judge Wendy Shoob and Michael Mears

A Fulton County jury’s decision to acquit Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver of malice murder but convict him of felony murder has put Atlanta’s criminal defense bar on edge.

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars. A Duke University graduate, she has won more than 50 news awards and is a five-time Pulitzer nominee.

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