(WBIR-Knoxville) According to Tennessee law, the man accused of murdering Brittany Eldridge and her unborn son in 2011 could face the death penalty.
On Wednesday, Knoxville Police arrested Norman Clark, 32, and charged him with four counts of murder. This includes murdering Eldridge during theft, and premeditated murder.
"I suspected him from the beginning, so I didn't speak to him or accept being spoke to by him," Velma Smith, Eldridge's cousin said.
Tennessee Code says if a pregnant woman is murdered, with knowledge that the victim was with child, the death penalty could be an option of potential punishment.
The District Attorney General's Office has not publicly announced if it will pursue death at this time.
"Even being caught or even him losing his life will not bring her back," Smith said.
Wednesday was Smith's birthday. She said the arrest and potentially the final piece in this two-year mystery is the best gift of all.
"I thought Brittany was sending me a message that she loved me and she was still around," she said.
Clark's Past on 10News
While gathering information on Norman Clark, 10News discovered he was interviewed in August 2006. The suspect was interviewed for a story on Tax Free Weekend, when he was working at Best Buy.
VIDEO: Norman Clark in 2006 WBIR story
A 2006 archive package about Tax Free Weekend that includes an interview with Norman Clark, the man who has been charged with murder in the Brittany Eldridge case.