Eric McLean had faced a possible life sentence when he was tried for murder in September for the 2007 shooting death of 18 year-old Sean Powell, the lover of his now former wife, Erin McLean.Read all about these cases and draw your own conclusions. Beginning my original post:
But a Knox County jury convicted him of the lesser charge of reckless homicide.
On Friday, Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz gave him the maximum sentence on his conviction, but sent him to jail for only 47 days. The rest of the sentence will be on probation.
Here's a female black, Shelby County, Tennessee, former jailer who killed her police officer boyfriend by shooting him six times, including several times in the back, and walked away with a mere reckless homicide conviction, not even voluntary manslaughter, even though she was charged with first-degree murder. She now faces a sentence of two to four years in prison but is already eligible for parole after credit for jail time of 17 months.
Go on, read the facts. If you think this was justice for the dead cop and his family, you need your head examined.
Tennessee has become the state a woman needs to live in if she wants to kill her lover with the least consequences. Remember Mary Winkler and the shotgun blasts in the back of her sleeping husband? If this is so isolated, read about this one too:
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Church Hill woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband.Is this the kind of justice Tennessee men get after women's suffrage?
Forty-four-year-old Patricia Anzie Ledbetter was initially charged with first-degree murder in the August 2007 death of her husband, 41-year-old David Guy Ledbetter. She received a reduced charge Tuesday in exchange for a guilty plea.
Ledbetter told police she was sleeping on the couch when her husband woke her and began attacking her after an argument.
Investigators said her self-defense claim was contradicted by physical evidence, including the nature of his gunshot wounds.
She will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent of her sentence.
UPDATE: Johnson to receive 4 years' probation for killing boyfriend
Johnson received the maximum sentence of four years, but Judge Paula Skahan suspended the sentence and placed Johnson on probation for four years so she could impose conditions for the defendant to follow.UPDATE: Ex-deputy back behind bars:
"I don't think placing Miss Johnson on probation will encourage women in similar situations to kill their lovers," Skahan said. "I don't see that."
Monique Johnson, 39, who was convicted on a reduced charge of reckless homicide, apparently had failed to abide by conditions of her probation, including finding a job and undergoing psychological counseling.UPDATE: Ex-jailer returns to jail after judge revokes probation.
Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan ordered Johnson jailed on $100,000 bond and set a violation-of-probation hearing for June 26.
UPDATE: "A Millington woman who killed her husband with a .22-caliber rifle while he made doughnut circles in his pickup truck was sentenced today to three years of probation."
Yet another UPDATE: Wife Given 18 Months In Sex Game Death.
UPDATE: "Did preacher’s wife get away with murder?"