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A breakdown of the verdict in the Tex McIver trial

A jury found Atlanta attorney Tex McIver guilty Monday afternoon of murdering his wife, Diane, in 2016.

The seven women and five men in the Tex McIver jury came down with a verdict in the case after several days of deliberations.

Here is a breakdown of what they decided:

1. Murder: “Unlawfully and with malice aforethought, cause the death of Landa Diane McIver, a human being, by shooting her with a handgun” NOT GUILTY

2. Felony Murder: “Unlawfully during the commission of felony, to wit: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, cause the death of Landa Diane McIver, a human being, by shooting her with a handgun” GUILTY 

3. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon:  “Unlawfully commit an assault upon the person of Landa Diane McIver, by shooting her with a handgun.” GUILTY

4. Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony: “Unlawfully have on and within arm’s reach of accused’s person a handgun during the commission of” certain felonies. GUILTY 

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5. Influencing Witnesses:  “Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by instructing Dani Jo Carter to tell law enforcement officers  that she was not present when he shot Landa Diane McIver.” GUILTY

RELATED: Read more about why the judge dropped two charges against McIver

6. Influencing Witnesses: “Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by asking Bill Crane to retract a statement made to the news media on behalf of Tex McIver.  DISMISSED through directed verdict on April 11

7. Influencing Witnesses:  “Unlawfully and knowingly engage in misleading conduct” by leaving a voicemail with Thomas Lee Carter Jr., in which Tex McIver said Carter’s wife, Dani Jo, should cease communicating with law enforcement officers. Tex McIver said her statements about Diane McIver’s death placed him at risk of immediate incarceration. He also asked Thomas Lee Carter Jr. delete the voicemail.  DISMISSED through directed verdict on April 11

This article was written by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Juror in Tex McIver trial: 'It definitely took a lot of compromise'

Jurors in the Tex McIver murder trial told Channel 2 Action News it took a lot of compromise to reach a verdict.

The 12-person panel deliberated for four days before finally reaching a verdict Monday afternoon.

They found the Atlanta attorney guilty of intentionally shooting and killing his wife, Diane, as they rode in their SUV in September 2016. They also found him guilty of trying to influence a witness, Dani Jo Carter, who was driving the SUV at the time of the shooting.

Earlier Monday it appeared that a verdict might never come when jurors told the judge they were deadlocked and couldn’t come to a unanimous decision on four of the five counts.

The judge sent them back, telling them they needed to keep deliberating and continue to try for a verdict.

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After the trial ended, Channel 2 Action News spoke with some of the jurors outside the courthouse. 

"It definitely took a lot of compromise on both sides of where we were with our deliberations," juror Aubrey Gray said. "There was definitely a point where we did not think we were going to get to guilt or innocence.”

He said after the judge read them the Allen charge Monday afternoon, telling them they needed to keep deliberating and try to reach a verdict, they re-examined their positions and were able to come to a unanimous decision.

“(We were able to) specifically look at the evidence, take away any emotion that we had, and that’s how we came up with our guilty verdict on four of the five counts,” Gray said.

Gray said he was back and forth for much of deliberations.

“I was in both camps for a while, flip-flopping sides, trying to come to a rational decision,” he said. Gray said there were several “gun experts” on the jury, who helped them talk through many of the questions.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Tex McIver Trial]

“That was one of our contingents the entire time, why was his hand, particularly his finger, on the trigger. And one of the key things for us, we had to look back at his statements to police when he said the gun just went off, and we finally decided that a gun just doesn’t go off,” Gray said. “It was not an accident. His hand was on the trigger. Guns just don’t go off.”

Another juror, Lakeisha Boyd, said the deciding factor for her was also the finger on the trigger, and holding the gun inside the car.

“We went back down to the vehicle. We were able to take the firearm to the vehicle and were able to test it out ourselves,” she said.

Boyd said, at the end of the day, they did their job.

“Justice was served,” she said.

Juror in Tex McIver trial: 'It definitely took a lot of compromise'

Jurors in the Tex McIver murder trial told Channel 2 Action News it took a lot of compromise to reach a verdict.

The 12-person panel deliberated for four days before finally reaching a verdict Monday afternoon.

They found the Atlanta attorney guilty of intentionally shooting and killing his wife, Diane, as they rode in their SUV in September 2016. They also found him guilty of trying to influence a witness, Dani Jo Carter, who was driving the SUV at the time of the shooting.

Earlier Monday it appeared that a verdict might never come when jurors told the judge they were deadlocked and couldn’t come to a unanimous decision on four of the five counts.

The judge sent them back, telling them they needed to keep deliberating and continue to try for a verdict.

RELATED STORIES:

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After the trial ended, Channel 2 Action News spoke with some of the jurors outside the courthouse. 

"It definitely took a lot of compromise on both sides of where we were with our deliberations," juror Aubrey Gray said. "There was definitely a point where we did not think we were going to get to guilt or innocence.”

He said after the judge read them the Allen charge Monday afternoon, telling them they needed to keep deliberating and try to reach a verdict, they re-examined their positions and were able to come to a unanimous decision.

“(We were able to) specifically look at the evidence, take away any emotion that we had, and that’s how we came up with our guilty verdict on four of the five counts,” Gray said.

Gray said he was back and forth for much of deliberations.

“I was in both camps for a while, flip-flopping sides, trying to come to a rational decision,” he said. Gray said there were several “gun experts” on the jury, who helped them talk through many of the questions.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Tex McIver Trial]

“That was one of our contingents the entire time, why was his hand, particularly his finger, on the trigger. And one of the key things for us, we had to look back at his statements to police when he said the gun just went off, and we finally decided that a gun just doesn’t go off,” Gray said. “It was not an accident. His hand was on the trigger. Guns just don’t go off.”

Another juror, Lakeisha Boyd, said the deciding factor for her was also the finger on the trigger, and holding the gun inside the car.

“We went back down to the vehicle. We were able to take the firearm to the vehicle and were able to test it out ourselves,” she said.

Boyd said, at the end of the day, they did their job.

“Justice was served,” she said.

DUI suspect reached 143 mph during chase on GA 400, police say

An Alpharetta police officer was injured in a crash early Saturday morning at the end of a high-speed chase that began on southbound Ga. 400, according to authorities.

The driver reached a speed at 143 mph during the chase, according to the department's Facebook page. 

The suspect has been identified as John Bolling, 49.  He was taken into custody and charged with DUI and other offenses, police said.

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"That could have been some of his motive for running, and also because he was intoxicated and just didn't want to get caught," said Officer Howard Miller with the Alpharetta Police Department.   

The officer was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released, according to a statement.

8 kids injured after tractor-trailer crashes into school bus on I-285

An accident involving a school bus injured several people Monday afternoon, DeKalb County Police Department confirms. 

The incident happened on Interstate 285 Southbound at Glenwood Road. 

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Police told Channel 2 Action News that 19 children from Cedar Grove Middle School and Champion Theme School were inside the bus at the time of the accident. Eight students were injured and taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

8 kids injured after tractor-trailer crashes into school bus on I-285

An accident involving a school bus injured several people Monday afternoon, DeKalb County Police Department confirms. 

The incident happened on Interstate 285 Southbound at Glenwood Road. 

TRENDING STORIES:

Police told Channel 2 Action News that 19 children from Cedar Grove Middle School and Champion Theme School were inside the bus at the time of the accident. Eight students were injured and taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

Severe storms roll through parts of north Georgia

Tornado Warnings were issued in several counties in north Georgia on Monday. All warnings have been canceled or they've expired.

[Download the FREE Severe Weather Team 2 app for alerts in your area]

Please check below for LIVE minute-by-minute updates from Severe Weather Team 2.

5:45 p.m.

The Tornado Warning in Greene County has expired.

5:30 p.m.

The storm is weaker than it had been, but Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says it's still dangerous.

Significant wind shear, but weaker than it had been. System is showing some signs of weakening in a relative sense, still dangerous. #StormWatchOn2 pic.twitter.com/HobBYBMUlu — Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 23, 2018

5:13 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Greene County.

BREAKING: Tornado Warning issued for Greene County until 5:45 PM WATCH Channel 2 Action News NOW for updates. pic.twitter.com/rrql1xbbnk — WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 23, 2018

4:43 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Greene and Morgan counties.

Severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 pm for Morgan and Greene counties. We’re watching some rotation in this storm. Damaging wind gusts possible, as is a tornado pic.twitter.com/A4JIEVo8AG — Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 23, 2018

4:17 p.m.

The Tornado Warning in Rockdale County has been canceled. There is currently a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Rockdale and DeKalb counties.

4:15 p.m.

"The storm is showing signs of weakening," Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said.

"Storm is showing signs of weakening" @GlennBurnsWSB — Wendy Corona (@WendyCoronaWSB) April 23, 2018

4:10 p.m.

The Tornado Warning has been canceled in Henry County. It's still in effect in Rockdale County.

4:08 p.m.

“If you’re traveling west out of the city on I-20, there is a dangerous storm moving toward that area," Glenn Burns just said on Channel 2 Action News at 4.

"There's a dangerous storm moving toward i-20." @GlennBurnsWSB is on LIVE now @wsbtv — Craig Lucie (@CraigLucie) April 23, 2018

4:05 p.m.

Glenn Burns is urging people in Henry and Rockdale counties to take cover and go to the lowest point in your home.

3:55 p.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Henry and Rockdale counties.

DUI suspect reached 143 mph during chase on GA 400, police say

An Alpharetta police officer was injured in a crash early Saturday morning at the end of a high-speed chase that began on southbound Ga. 400, according to authorities.

The driver reached a speed at 143 mph during the chase, according to the department's Facebook page. 

The suspect has been identified as John Bolling, 49.  He was taken into custody and charged with DUI and other offenses, police said.

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"That could have been some of his motive for running, and also because he was intoxicated and just didn't want to get caught," said Officer Howard Miller with the Alpharetta Police Department.   

The officer was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released, according to a statement.

Man on the run after at least 1 shot fired during altercation in HS parking lot

Police are investigating after at least one shot was fired Monday afternoon outside a high school in southwest Atlanta, the school district said.

Channel 2 Action News has learned the shooting was reported in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School.

Atlanta Public Schools sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement on the incident:

Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that there was at least one shot fired in the air in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School (3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW) this afternoon.  A female student got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass.  As the male acquaintance drove away, at least one shot was fired into the air in the parking lot.  No other injuries were reported. Several Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) units have secured the campus, and for safety and security, the school is currently on lockdown. The school dismissal schedule will remain the same.  APSPD is working to locate the male suspect. The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority at Atlanta Public Schools, and we have launched an investigation into this matter. 

Man on the run after at least 1 shot fired during altercation in HS parking lot

Police are investigating after at least one shot was fired Monday afternoon outside a high school in southwest Atlanta, the school district said.

Channel 2 Action News has learned the shooting was reported in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School.

Atlanta Public Schools sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement on the incident:

Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that there was at least one shot fired in the air in the parking lot of Benjamin E. Mays High School (3450 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW) this afternoon.  A female student got into a verbal altercation with a male acquaintance, who is not a Mays student, that resulted in the male breaking a car window and the student receiving cuts from the broken glass.  As the male acquaintance drove away, at least one shot was fired into the air in the parking lot.  No other injuries were reported. Several Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) units have secured the campus, and for safety and security, the school is currently on lockdown. The school dismissal schedule will remain the same.  APSPD is working to locate the male suspect. The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority at Atlanta Public Schools, and we have launched an investigation into this matter. 
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