KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A teacher's husband who was charged with murder in the death of his wife's student lover was found guilty Thursday of a lesser crime, which could mean little or no time in prison.
Eric McLean, 33, told jurors that he accidentally shot 18-year-old Sean Powell on March 10, 2007. His lawyer described him as hopelessly in love with his unfaithful wife and powerless to stop her affair.
Jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days and convicted him of reckless homicide.
"I'm just shaking," McLean said moments after the verdict was read. "I feel hopeful, and I feel hopeful again for my children that they can have a good life."