By Calvin Palmer
Police today confirmed that ex-NFL star Steve McNair was murdered by his 20-year-old girlfriend who then turned the gun on herself.
At a news conference this afternoon, Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas said that investigators determined McNair was probably asleep sitting up on the couch when Sahel Kazemi shot him once in the right temple, twice in the chest and then once in the left temple.
Kazemi then killed herself with a single gunshot to the head.
Serpas said that Kazemi was “spinning out of control” in the days before the shootings, upset by impending money problems and the belief that McNair was seeing another woman.
“While we may never know exactly what drove Miss Kazemi to make that decision on that Saturday morning, the totality of the evidence clearly points to a murder-suicide,” Serpas said.
The former Tennessee Titan was found dead at a condominium he shared with a friend. Although married, he had been dating Kazemi for several months.
She bought the semi-automatic pistol two days before the killings.
“On two occasions she told friends and associates that her life was all messed up and she was going to end it,” Serpas said.