Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

McIver finally allowed to leave jail, but he’s still there
 Ever since Claud “Tex” McIver was jailed in April, his legal team has fought to free him on bond before he goes on trial for allegedly murdering his wife. Three weeks ago, a judge gave him the green light to get out. But McIver is still in jail. This may seem odd, considering all his attorneys’ efforts to set him free...

Posted: 9 days ago

Ever since Claud “Tex” McIver was jailed in April, his legal team has fought to free him on bond before he goes on trial for allegedly murdering his wife. Three weeks ago, a judge gave him the green light to get out. But McIver is still in jail. This may seem odd, considering all his attorneys’ efforts to set him free...
Standing where a terrorist killed
 Standing there, where a terrorist had killed, my first thoughts were selfish. I have family and friends just blocks away, people who’ve lived in the city for years. This wasn’t too close to home. This was home. Then I thought about Atlanta, my other home. I was raised in New York but I’ve been an Atlantan for the past 20...

Posted: 15 days ago

Standing there, where a terrorist had killed, my first thoughts were selfish. I have family and friends just blocks away, people who’ve lived in the city for years. This wasn’t too close to home. This was home. Then I thought about Atlanta, my other home. I was raised in New York but I’ve been an Atlantan for the past 20...
Can a man’s criminal past prevent him from donating kidney to son?
 Little A.J. fights on. After being rushed to the hospital Sunday with an abdominal infection, the 2-year-old boy who desperately needs a kidney is in critical but stable condition. But Emory is refusing to allow the boy’s father to donate a kidney because of his criminal record. The refusal has tied up A.J.’s chance for the...

Posted: 19 days ago

Little A.J. fights on. After being rushed to the hospital Sunday with an abdominal infection, the 2-year-old boy who desperately needs a kidney is in critical but stable condition. But Emory is refusing to allow the boy’s father to donate a kidney because of his criminal record. The refusal has tied up A.J.’s chance for the...
‘Breakdown’ S05 Ep. 2.5: McIver trial delayed, with fireworks
 Two weeks before Claud “Tex” McIver’s murder trial was to begin, the prosecution filed an unusual motion. The state wanted to delay the trial, scheduled for Oct. 30 because, it said, the defense might not be ready. “What am I supposed to do with that?” said William Hill, lead defense attorney for McIver. &ldquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

Two weeks before Claud “Tex” McIver’s murder trial was to begin, the prosecution filed an unusual motion. The state wanted to delay the trial, scheduled for Oct. 30 because, it said, the defense might not be ready. “What am I supposed to do with that?” said William Hill, lead defense attorney for McIver. &ldquo...
‘Breakdown’ S05 Ep. 2: Whirlwind romance, storybook wedding, tragic death
 Tex McIver won’t be going on trial this month — or this year — but the murder indictment and other felony charges against him stand. A Fulton County judge last week continued McIver’s trial to March 5 and set conditions for McIver to get out of jail while awaiting trial. McIver has already been released on bond once...

Posted: 26 days ago

Tex McIver won’t be going on trial this month — or this year — but the murder indictment and other felony charges against him stand. A Fulton County judge last week continued McIver’s trial to March 5 and set conditions for McIver to get out of jail while awaiting trial. McIver has already been released on bond once...
Tex McIver’s release from jail expected next week
 Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver is likely to be released on bond from jail next week, providing him a four-month respite from incarceration before his murder trial begins March 5, his attorney said Friday. “The time will help Tex,” said lead defense attorney William Hill. Hill said McIver, 74, has lost upwards...

Posted: 29 days ago

Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver is likely to be released on bond from jail next week, providing him a four-month respite from incarceration before his murder trial begins March 5, his attorney said Friday. “The time will help Tex,” said lead defense attorney William Hill. Hill said McIver, 74, has lost upwards...
Tex McIver murder trial delayed until March
 The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March 5, and the judge cleared the way for McIver to leave jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney late Wednesday set several conditions for McIver’s release. They include a $750,000 bond, of which McIver will...

7:07 PM Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March 5, and the judge cleared the way for McIver to leave jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney late Wednesday set several conditions for McIver’s release. They include a $750,000 bond, of which McIver will...
McIver murder trial delayed until March
 The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March, and McIver may be freed from jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney was to issue bond conditions later Wednesday. Those conditions are not yet known, and it remains unclear whether McIver can fulfill them. The...

2:03 PM Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March, and McIver may be freed from jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney was to issue bond conditions later Wednesday. Those conditions are not yet known, and it remains unclear whether McIver can fulfill them. The...
New season of Breakdown: ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’
 “He says, “I think this is a bad idea, girls. This is a bad area.’ He said, ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’ He said it was in the console and it was in a bag. . . . She she took it out and handed it to him.” That’s the voice of Dani Jo Carter, who was driving the big white SUV...

12:53 AM Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

“He says, “I think this is a bad idea, girls. This is a bad area.’ He said, ‘Darling, why don’t you just hand me my gun?’ He said it was in the console and it was in a bag. . . . She she took it out and handed it to him.” That’s the voice of Dani Jo Carter, who was driving the big white SUV...
‘Breakdown’ S05 Ep. 1: The Tex McIver case
 Absent a last-minute continuance or plea deal, Claud “Tex” McIver is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 30 in the shooting death of his wife, Diane, a year ago.  On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex shot Diane  in the back as a friend drove the couple through Midtown in their SUV. Diane was dead within hours.  » Prosecutors...

6:38 PM Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Absent a last-minute continuance or plea deal, Claud “Tex” McIver is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 30 in the shooting death of his wife, Diane, a year ago.  On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex shot Diane in the back as a friend drove the couple through Midtown in their SUV. Diane was dead within hours.  » Prosecutors...
McIver murder trial starts in two weeks, unless there’s a plea
 With the murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver just 18 days away, the prospect of a plea deal emerged publicly on Thursday for the first time. The surprise possibility arose during a hearing of last-minute pretrial motions concerning jury selection, witness lists and evidence. While no deal was placed on the table...

10:55 PM Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

With the murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver just 18 days away, the prospect of a plea deal emerged publicly on Thursday for the first time. The surprise possibility arose during a hearing of last-minute pretrial motions concerning jury selection, witness lists and evidence. While no deal was placed on the table...