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Claud “Tex” McIver is escorted out of the Fulton County courtroom after being sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. (Pool photo: Alyssa Pointer/AJC)

Disgraced Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was given a parolable life sentence Wednesday for the 2016 murder of his wife, Diane, ensuring that—absent a successful appeal—the 75-year-old former Fisher & Phillips partner will likely die in prison for a crime he’s always insisted was an accident.

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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.

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