Shannon McCaffrey

Senior assistant editor for Enterprise

Shannon McCaffrey is a senior editor for the Crime & Public Safety team. Since joining the AJC in 2012, she has also worked as an investigative reporter and watchdog reporting coach. Previously, Shannon worked in New York, Washington D.C. and Atlanta for The Associated Press, focused on politics at the state and national level. She also covered the Justice Department and The U.S. Supreme Court for the Washington Bureau of Knight Ridder Newspapers.

Latest from Shannon McCaffrey

Tex McIver’s fate in the hands of jury as deliberations begin
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast.  The jury is done deliberating...

3:24 PM Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast. The jury is done deliberating...
Testimony concludes in Tex McIver case
  Court adjourns for the day.  Jurors were allowed to look inside McIver’s Ford Expedition, which looks as it did the night Diane McIver was shot and killed.Some jurors took a little more than an obligatory glance; others sat in the back passenger seat, from where Tex fired the gun, and in the seat occupied by Dani Jo Carter, who...

4:19 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

Court adjourns for the day.  Jurors were allowed to look inside McIver’s Ford Expedition, which looks as it did the night Diane McIver was shot and killed.Some jurors took a little more than an obligatory glance; others sat in the back passenger seat, from where Tex fired the gun, and in the seat occupied by Dani Jo Carter, who...
Defense rests in Tex McIver murder trial; McIver won’t testify
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast.  The prosecution expects...

1:20 PM Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast.  The prosecution expects...
Judge drops 2 of 7 charges against McIver
 The judge is telling the jury that it’s possible the defense will finish with its witnesses by Friday. If that estimate holds, it means the case could go to the jury for deliberation possibly early next week. After lengthy press coverage and social media discussion about the seemingly grasping move to sell Diane McIver’s clothes...

4:16 PM Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

The judge is telling the jury that it’s possible the defense will finish with its witnesses by Friday. If that estimate holds, it means the case could go to the jury for deliberation possibly early next week. After lengthy press coverage and social media discussion about the seemingly grasping move to sell Diane McIver’s clothes...
The prosecution in the Tex McIver murder trial rests
 After jurors were dismissed at 5 p.m., Judge Robert McBurney heard an hour of  oral arguments from both sides on counts 5, 6 and 7 facing Tex McIver, all involving influencing witnesses. McBurney said he will make a decision on Wednesday about the 3 charges. Prosecuting attorney Adam Abbate is refuting Samuel’s arguments on Count 7...

4:07 PM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

After jurors were dismissed at 5 p.m., Judge Robert McBurney heard an hour of oral arguments from both sides on counts 5, 6 and 7 facing Tex McIver, all involving influencing witnesses. McBurney said he will make a decision on Wednesday about the 3 charges. Prosecuting attorney Adam Abbate is refuting Samuel’s arguments on Count 7...
Tex McIver’s spokesman refused to change story to media
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps.  Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast. Jurors questioned Crane...

4:34 PM Monday, Apr. 09, 2018

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action news are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps.  Visit myajc.com/crime/ for previous coverage of the case and a link to our Breakdown podcast. Jurors questioned Crane...
Did Atlanta police rush through McIver shooting investigation?
 Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/ Jurors have been released...

6:37 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are bringing you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/ Jurors have been released...
Guns and money the focus of testimony at Tex McIver trial
 The 12th day of testimony in the Tex McIver murder trial is ending with another brief video clip of McIver being interviewed, this time by Channel 2 Action News reporter Mark Winne in April 2017. He appears to be wearing jail clothes.  McIver: “Guns are not my thing... She was very successful in her own right, but I was more.&rdquo...

4:15 PM Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

The 12th day of testimony in the Tex McIver murder trial is ending with another brief video clip of McIver being interviewed, this time by Channel 2 Action News reporter Mark Winne in April 2017. He appears to be wearing jail clothes.  McIver: “Guns are not my thing... She was very successful in her own right, but I was more.&rdquo...
Tex McIver borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from wife, Diane
 Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/.  WHAT HAPPENED MONDAY...

1:24 PM Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/. WHAT HAPPENED MONDAY...
Tex McIver murder trial: A search for a second will continues
 Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/. Today the trial is entering...

4:54 PM Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/. Today the trial is entering...
Tex McIver waited 40 days to pick up wife’s remains, witness says
 Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/. In speaking to Dani...

4:20 AM Friday, Mar. 23, 2018

Channel 2 Action News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring you LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tex McIver murder trial. Check back on ajc.com each day for a live blog from the courtroom and daily video recaps. To keep up with each day’s story and see previous coverage, go to myajc.com/crime/. In speaking to Dani...