Showing posts with label Eric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eric. Show all posts

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Makes Me Want To Puke

Just because I got tired of trying to remember my password, I will take my griping here.

Eric's ex-wife got a powder puff interview and while the reporter openly admits she is pretty much just editing Erin's words, it still makes me sick.

You can read the piece of crap here.

My thoughts are, we heard this story before. It was the one the prosecution tried to use to send Eric to jail for murder one.

I know Eric and his family. I also am not aware of this "Crossbow" arrest in the early 90's. Eric is human as we all are and no one who is his friend is going to say he is perfect, but this whole article has already been refuted by the testimony in court.

Take whatever side you will, but THINK people. The only reason Erin is speaking out is because she got caught with the boys, the fact that she denied Eric any contact with his children should bring the first bit of doubt to your mind. As far as her kids being afraid of Eric, jeeze, I wonder what SHE told THEM about ERIC?

I also find it amazing she is all for an open marriage, but when Eric supposedly tells her he is thinking of getting involved with her friend, that's not cool to her.

Also, as far as being glad to hear HER side of the story, well if she hadn't run both before and during the trial, you might have had a chance. Seems like she would have wanted to make sure the "Truth" came out, but I guess not since she never testified.

Of course, she would have been cross examined and had her lies exposed.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Answered Prayers

I talked to my mom who let me know Eric's kids have been found. The story is here.

Thank you for all your prayers and concern. Coming up Wednesday is a custody hearing. Pray for the kids and Eric during this time. God's will shall prevail.

I hope Eric and his kids can now finally have some peace and begin healing from this terrible accident.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Eric's Jury Verdict - Reckless Homicide


We have all been sweating it out and worried sick over this but finally the first stage is over. Eric's Jury returned a guilty verdict of Reckless Homicide. This means they found him NOT GUILTY on Murder 1, Murder 2 and Voluntary Manslughter. Knowing Eric and hearing what happened, I completely and totally believed him, but we were concerned a Jury wouldn't.

Looks like his sentencing will be in October November. I don't want to celebrate because Sean Powell is still dead and he will never come back, but I thank God this wasn't trurned into a further tragedy by sending Eric to jail for life for a tragic accident. I repeat AN ACCIDENT!

Read about the story here at knoxnews.com.

Now, Eric and his family can move on to finding Eric's children and making sure THEY are OK.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What To Say?

I haven't written much this week (or last week). I have actually been fairly busy with the new job. So far I am extremely happy. I have spent quite a bit of time wrapping up work from my old job, but the light at the end of the tunnel is there.

Eric's trial has gone to the jury. THE WIFE and I have followed it as close as we could and talked quite a bit with Eric's dad. I just want them to know we care (and I hope I haven't been a nuisance rather than a help).

So we wait.

Other than that I want to share an observation from a Lab Rat. I wasn't planning to trying anything, but an old friend told me she had read my blog and it had made her laugh.

I enjoy making people laugh. There is too much to be angry/sad/upset about. I would like to provide a little relief for my tens of readers.

So anyway... The observation. I am on a conference call with my boss, several people from my old company, a big wig from my old company and the customer. The customer is talking about how this particular problem they are having isn't a big deal, etc... My boss looks at me and says, "We are going to have to correct this." I agree so I, as politically as I can, explain that the situation is OK for now, but we definitely don't want it to get any worse as the particular problem they are having could crash the phone system if it got worse.

There is some more discussion and the conversation ends. I then get a call from the big wig who is trying to explain why he kind of talked over me (I honestly hadn't noticed). Turns out they are trying to make the situation seem better than it is. I pointed out I just wanted to make sure the customer wasn't completely caught by surprise IF the phone system crashed.

So anyway, nice to know I am still stepping on toes everywhere I go.

GET OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES BABY!!!!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Trial Begins

I have kept pretty quiet on Eric's situation (for those of you not in the know I have known Eric McLean for about 20 years), partly because I don't want anyone to think I am cashing in on knowing Eric and trying to weasel 15 minutes of fame out of this, but mostly because I didn't want to run the risk of hurting his trial. Fortunately since it is underway and the jury is sequestered I can gripe all I want now.

I have been watching what I can with THE WIFE on Eric's trial. It's hard being 800 miles away when someone you care about is going through so much but at least THE WIFE has recorded the In Session coverage on our DVR so we could watch it together.

At last it makes sense. Eric's and his Dad had told us she was threatening to take the kids. Once Bruce Poston (Eric's lawyer) ran through Eric holding the rifle, begging Sean Powell not to take his kids and Powell telling him he would "shove that rifle up his XXX," and "In two weeks they'll be calling me daddy," I finally understood. THE WIFE and I knew there HAD to be a trigger to set him off, but we didn't know what it was. (We have intentionally NOT asked anything in depth about what happened so that no information would be inadvertently leaked or overheard).

Now the question is, will the jury understand it really is all about the kids. Eric couldn't stand up to Erin because he though he HAD to have her to survive, but when he faced losing Eric Jr. and Ian he stood up to Sean. He felt cornered and reacted in the heat of the moment. The kids are the trigger and that is the mistake Sean Powell made that cost him his life.

Keep his kids in your prayers as their whereabouts are STILL unknown.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Jury Selection For Eric's Trial

THE WIFE told me jury selection for Eric's trial began today. I checked the news and Court TV is supposed to be covering the trial.

I don't think I can stand to watch. Too many people who don't REALLY know Eric talking about his motivations and what went through his head.

I haven't talked to Eric since early this summer (Sorry Eric, Norman, Tanya). I tried a couple of times and got his answering machine (voicemail?). I can only pray for his family and wish them strength right now.

Also some people have asked about the banner and if the kids have ever been found. The answer is no. Erin McClean (Myers) is still on the run with the kids and neither Eric nor his family has had any contact with the boys since she ran from Nashville.

If nothing else, pray for those poor boys who are caught up in this mess.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The McLean Children

Eric Gillian McLean
Ian Grant McLean

I am writing this and will permalink it on the front until Eric finds his kids.

Eric found out in October his wife had taken the children and left the state with them. This is after she was fired from a teaching job after making inappropriate contact with a student(s). Not to mention she occasionally had one of the boys call to throw the kid's mom off that it was her. It is also after she checked herself out of a mental institution. I would also like to point out she tried to kill herself earlier this year.

But, she has custody of the kids so the cops won't do anything. even though her family is concerned and thinks she should not have the kids right now.

If you see the kids anywhere, please email me at houstonkeys(at)gmail.com. I will respond back and forward your information to the family for follow up. She is believed to be in California although that may not be accurate. Any information may be helpful, so please if you have a lead, let us know.

I make no bones about where I stand with Erin and Eric, but the kids come first. I do NOT think Erin has their best interest in mind.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Old Dog, Old Tricks

OK, for those of you keeping score at home on Eric's case. There are new developments involving Eric's wife Erin.

Turns out she might have been chasing another student after getting a job teaching in Nashville. Turns out she kind of omitted the part about having an affair with a former student on her resume. She also applied for her job using her maiden name.

Please pray for Eric's kids as they are with this woman while everything gets sorted out. No matter where you stand on this, the kids need to be everyone's main concern.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dateline

Well, I watched Dateline last night on Eric and the whole mess. The way I see it we still stand where we were last time I talked to Eric. It all comes down to what happened in those seven minutes between the first 911 call and Erin's 911 call.

I don't believe her attorney for a second that she doesn't know what happened. She was there and I am willing to bet she had some choice things to say before he walked out the door.

It was interesting seeing Brian and his wife Tamara. Brian is the man who introduced me to Eric when I joined the first Band Eric and I were in. I haven't seen Brian in at least 10 years.

For everyone who starts feeling sorry for Erin, who was in a loveless marriage and Eric was never around. I challenge her to explain why Eric was never around. Maybe because he was trying to get his degree, finally, after putting her through school and raising the kids.

Yes he played in bands. He always has and always will. She knew that when she met him. She knew that when she married him.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nancy Grace is an IDIOT!

I am watching Nancy Grace's show. If it wasn't so sad and or about my friend it would be funny. I have never seen anyone who is so absolutely out of her mind. I don't think she is even listening to anything Eric's lawyer has said.

By the way Nancy, his lawyer isn't the one who said the shooting was an accident.

All in all an amazing series of random statements and ideas you threw together. No wonder SNL makes fun of you.

I think I'll go listen to WNOX News Talk 100.3 in Knoxville.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Eric

OK, so I just found out Eric is supposed to show up on the Today show tomorrow morning for an interview from Jail. I don't know what all is happening, I still have to go back and watch Norman and Tonya in their interview.

Jen and I mailed letters to him today. We're both worried sick.

I saw his wife apparently tried to kill herself. I can only hope and pray his kids are being watched after by their grandmother. They don't deserve any of this.