McClinton's Wife Raises Funds for Legal Fees with GoFundMe

After allegedly attempting to throw her from the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, Xavier McClinton's wife is asking publicly for help with legal expenses.

Xavier McClinton, of Mill Valley, allegedly tried to toss wife from the San Mateo Hayward Bridge.
Xavier McClinton, of Mill Valley, allegedly tried to toss wife from the San Mateo Hayward Bridge.
After allegedly attempting to throw her from the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge last month, Xavier McClinton's wife is asking publicly for help with legal expenses.

In a GoFundMe campaign, a website where supporters can make donations to almost any cause, Nadia McClinton wrote this about the man who is being held without bail for her attempted murder:

Xavier and I appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from the community. Many of you have asked how you can help.

Xavier's case is currently winding its way through the legal system. It is a slow, and as you can imagine, expensive process. We are asking for donations for his legal defense fund. Donations of any amount will help pay for the massive legal expenses this situation has generated. 

Anyone who knows Xavier knows he is a gentle giant, and has given so much to so many. This is a way to help him in his time of need. 

This is going to be a long, healing process. Xavier and I are so very grateful to have you in our lives and know that we can make it through with everyone's help and love.


McClinton has raised $3,540 of the $20,000 goal since publishing the page on Jan. 22.

The woman was reportedly rescued by passing motorists on Dec. 13, when witnesses saw the man attempting to throw her over the edge; she was narrowly grabbed by her legs to safety. In the commotion, McClinton was said to have fallen about 15 feet from the bridge into the Bay and was arrested after the Alameda County Fire Department pulled him from the water.

McClinton is the owner/operator of Body By X fitness training center in Corte Madera, where according to the gym's website, Xavier has been a personal trainer, an architect of mind, body and soul for more than twenty years —mentoring kids of all ages and assisted them in overcoming their physical and emotional fears, and self-esteem issues over the course of many years.

Read more about the case here.
markrpope January 28, 2014 at 02:05 PM
I am starting to see a pattern of bias in this reporter's articles about the non rich. I have heard before from a first person eyewitness of someone jumping from that bridge while trying to escape police. Other than losing his pants and dignity when pulled out of the mud by authorities, he was unharmed from the fall, as was this man. This reporter never mentioned that even if she had fallen it would not have killed her and probably would not have hurt her, a point no doubt his attorney will make. So why the attempted murder charges? Are they for his crashing into a barricade? Well apparently even the police are saying he did not intend to crash into a barricade but intended to drive into the bay. So now they have to prove he intended to do something he did not accomplish. His wife won't have to testify against him, so unless they can convict based on what statement she gave at the time they are out of gas. Then there will be the mental defense as apparently he has been suffering from mental problems. Why doesn't District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe do everyone a favor and save the taxpayers money too and plead this way overcharged situation down to getting medical treatment. I read nothing of this man having a previous record and if he was white like me he probably would never have been charged with attempted murder. As for the article, a "gash" extending all the way from her mouth to her cheek requiring several stitches to close? Unless her mouth us further from her cheek than everyone I have met, sounds like she needed two stitches. I think an "allegedly" would have been in order for this claim from the district attorney too. The article never mentions if the accused has an attorney, overworked public defender or private, or if the reporter attempted to get a statement from anyone other than the police, yet it mentions the attempt to raise donations to pay for a private attorney. The article never humanizes the accused by calling him her husband but instead refers to him as "the man". I find all this strange. Why not just let the District Attorney write the article and save having to pay the reporter. I don't think he would have written it significantly differently.
Lindsey Hickman (Editor) January 28, 2014 at 02:10 PM
I spoke with the victim by phone last week to allow her to present her side of the story- she said she could not comment without her lawyer's approval.
Magoo January 29, 2014 at 01:33 PM
One wonders if this alleged strange behavior has been caused by body-enhancement supplements.
Body By X March 13, 2014 at 04:20 PM
Join us this saturday for the X-a-Thon. A day of fitness to raise funds for Xavier's defense fund. Signup online at http://www.getfitmarin.com/schedule!
Pat Dowling April 05, 2014 at 02:08 AM
I find this all extraordinarily bizarre...poor Nadia...a classic enabler and practitioner of denial. One day she will in all likelihood find herself looking down the muzzle of a gun, still unwilling to accept that her husband is a murderous psycho....


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