Thursday, March 22, 2007

To Die For.

I know, not my usual speed, but after reading the Newspaper Hack's bit on femme teachers and their male students, this caught my eye while doing the morning MSNBC viewing: Matt Lauer interviewing Eric McLean, a man who's confessed to killing the 18-year old student his student-teacher wife was having an affair with.

The McLeans had married 11 years earlier, when she was 19 and he 20. In recent years, he had put his hopes of earning a bachelor’s degree and becoming a band director at a school on hold to put his wife through college and graduate school. He worked delivering pizzas and played in a local rock band.

Plus, they have two sons, aged 11 and 7 -- if you have that much invested in that relationship at that age, would you be surprised if it fucked with your head if your spouse was cheating?

I don't have a lot of sympathy for McLean -- he shot and killed somebody -- but this is the first time that we've had one of these "hot for teacher" affairs turn into something violent, and at least it means a suspension in the "look at the hottie" approach, for now.

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