Medical examiner says Steve McNair killing likely murder-suicide

July 8, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – While family friends of the late NFL quarterback Steve McNair’s girlfriend Saleh Kazemi could see no possible way that she could have killed herself let alone someone else, the circumstances seemed to say otherwise.  Now the medical examiner who has looked at the forensic evidence, says the killing of  Steve McNair was most likely murder-suicide carried out by his Kazemi.

Dr. Feng Li, offiicially the assistant medical examiner who has been handling this particular case, said preliminary results from the autopsy and crime scene are “all indicating that she killed Mr. McNair and killed herself.”

“I’ll say greater than 95 percent,” Li told CNN when asked how confident he was with the findings. “It’s almost an assured thing. We have to be convinced otherwise.”

He also confirmed earlier reports that Kazemi was found face down in the condo with the gun underneath her. The autopsy indicates she shot herself once through her right temple and fell face down at the feet of McNair, who was shot on a couch.  McNair was shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, while he was taking a nap. Three of the shots that killed McNair were taken from a distance, but one of the shots to the temple came from just inches away. The gun that killed Kazemi was in contact with her head when it discharged, medical examiner Bruce Levy said Tuesday.

While police have said previously they were still unsure of a motive for the alleged murder-suicide, the classic jilted lover angle seems a good possibility, though we probably will never know for sure. According to earlier reports, no one close to McNair knew that he had been having an affair with the 20-year-old Saleh Kazemi. Even his wife was in the dark until the bodies were found.  A relative of hers, said that Kazemi had expected McNair to leave his wife within a few weeks to be with her.  But that does not seem to be the case as McNair had reportedly not broached that subject with his wife.  The Tennessean is reporting  that Kazemi put her furniture up for sale on Craigslist on July 2, which seems to support the theory she thought she was going to move in with McNair.


One Response to “Medical examiner says Steve McNair killing likely murder-suicide”

  1. David J. Wise on July 9th, 2009 11:36 am

    I was a real fan. Such a shame be a star, be successful and have some half witted bimbo end it all. He and her deserved better, Tomorrow is always better. It always get better why kill the ones you love ?

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