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Affair with teacher turns deadly for student

March 17, 2007

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— In a tragic twist to a familiar story, a teenager who had sex with his married 30-year-old teacher was fatally shot outside the woman's home, and authorities have charged the woman's husband.

Suspect Eric McLean's wife, Erin, had completed half of a one-year teaching internship at West High School, where she met the 18-year-old Sean Powell last fall.

On the evening of March 10, Eric McLean called police to say an intruder was at the couple's home. About seven minutes later, Erin McLean called back to say her husband had just shot Powell outside in the boy's car.

Eric McLean fled in his car, which later was found at the high school. McLean was arrested Sunday, walking along railroad tracks about six miles away, still carrying the suspected murder weapon, a shotgun.

The attorney for Eric McLean, 31, acknowledges that McLean killed Powell.

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