A Georgia lawyer who claimed he accidentally shot and killed his wife while they were both riding in the backseat of a car owed her $350,000, a local outlet reported.
Tex McIver and his late wife, Diane, kept their finances separate. She was shot after a dinner while a friend was driving the couple home.
According to McIver, he had asked for his gun because he didn’t think it was in a safe place. Then he took a nap and pulled the trigger of the gun in his sleep, he said.
McIver claimed he had only two sips of wine at dinner.
"I've never known such pain,” he told a local outlet. “My pain comes from, I think, the suddenness of this. How traumatic it was. And you know the guilt that I'm carrying that I'm responsible for."
Court documents apparently show that McIver borrowed $350,000 from a business his wife owned in 2011, and that he was supposed to pay her back by 2014. He was eventually given an extension to 2017.
It's unclear why he borrowed the money. McIver worked as a partner at Fisher-Phillips.
McIver was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. His next court date is Jan. 5.