The wife of the 31-year-old suspect in the murder of a high school student has been put on "indefinite leave" from her teaching internship at West High School.
Erin McLean met the shooting victim, Sean Powell, 18, at the school. Powell was a senior there.
Powell was shot and killed Saturday night as he sat in his parked car outside the McLean's Coker Avenue home.
Police believe Erin McLean's husband, Jason Eric McLean, 31, pulled the trigger. He's charged with first degree murder.
McLean's family says the father of two is well liked, smart and talented.
"Everybody liked Eric. He was a good father, an excellent father, good husband. He could do anything. He was in UT band," says Tanya McLean, the suspect's mother.
A University of Tennessee music major, McLean was nearing graduation. But the last five months had been difficult.
His wife, Erin, who also attended UT, started a teaching internship at West High School in Knoxville. That's where she met Sean Powell.
"She'd started an affair with him," says Norman McLean, the suspect's father. "There was alcohol involved, a lot. Eric loved his wife and tried to stop it, and it all culminated Saturday evening." Article with video via