Knoxville (WVLT) - Eric McLean's attorney will ask a judge today to reconsider a motion that would use tax dollars to pay McLean's legal fees.
Volunteer TV's Rob Pratt first reported on the motion on Monday.
McLean is accused of killing Sean Powell, who was allegedly having an affair with McLean's wife, Erin.
McLean said he couldn't afford his defense, but Judge Ray Jenkins disagreed, based on McLean's equity in his house.
However, Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz took over the case after Judge Jenkins died, and now McLean's attorney is asking her to reconsider the motion based on a new house appraisal and McLean's income.