McLean Posts Bond, Out of Jail

Knoxville (WVLT) - The man accused of killing a former West High School student, who was allegedly having an affair with his wife, has been released from jail on bond.

McLean is charged with first degree murder in connection with the death of 18-year-old Sean Powell.

According to the Knox County Court Clerk's Office, Eric McLean posted ten percent of his $150,000 bond around 3:10 p.m. Monday afternoon.

As a stipulation of his, McLean is prohibited from contact with any witnesses in the case – including his wife Erin or his children-- and he must wear an ankle tracking bracelet.

At a hearing on April 2nd, Knox County Judge Andrew Jackson set McLean's bond at $150,000, agreeing with the defense, that the 31-year-old had no prior criminal record or arrests, and does not consider him a flight risk.

At that hearing KPD Investigator Andrew Boatman testified Erin McLean would not give a statement or answer any questions about what happened in front of her house March 10th.

Boatman says Eric McLean told him Sean Powell and his wife had been having an affair for about three months.

According to the investigator, McLean says he bought a 30-30 caliber rifle two weeks before the shooting that he planned to use on himself some time.

Boatman says McLean told him everything was a blur after he asked Sean to leave his house on March tenth.

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