Twenty-year-old Sahel Kazemi shot Steve McNair while he was sleeping on the sofa in his Nashville condo, before shooting herself in the head, police said Wednesday. Kazemi shot McNair in the head, then fired twice into his chest before shooting him again in the head, police said.
Authorities said in the days leading up to the shooting, Kazemi told a friend her life was “messed up” and she wanted to end it. Kazemi also believed her relationship with McNair — a married father of four — was unraveling and that he was involved with another woman.
This is definitely a story of when cheating goes wrong. I had some catching up to do on the story since the story broke while I was on vacation but here’s what I gathered (This is LONG so bare with me):
In January, Kazemi was living with her ex-boyfriend and called 911 on him after he threw a phone in her face. They broke up and she met McNair at the Dave & Busters she worked at shortly afterwards. McNair began whisking her off to places like Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Key West while lavishing her with gifts and bought her an Escalade in May for her 20th birthday. Although, McNair introduced her to the lavish lifestyle, Kazemi had always been very independent, working atleast 2-3 jobs at a time and that was what McNair liked the most about her. He felt as though she wasn’t trying to use him like other women he had been with in the past.
According to Kazemi’s family, she and McNair were together all the time unless he was taking his kids on vacation. Her ex-boyfriend claims that McNair was making her believe they were going to be together, and everything would be perfect. She was under the impression that he would divorce his wife and they would move in together and eventually marry. Ironically, she bought a gun two days before they were found dead and on that same day she place an ad on Craigslist to sell all of her furniture. Her family claimed she was getting rid of her furniture because she was planning to move in with McNair, however McNair’s friends claims he had no intentions on leaving his wife. As a matter of fact, his brother claims he had never heard of her.
According to Fox 5, trouble may have started two weeks ago when Kazemi and McNair planned a trip to Las Vegas. Kazemi flew from Tennessee to Nevada to meet McNair, but he never arrived. “This story fuels speculation that McNair was beginning to pull away from the affair.” Two days before the deaths, Kazemi was arrested for DUI. McNair was with her but not charged, and later made her bail. Sometime during that week she had told an associate that her “personal life was all screwed up,”. She had mounting debts and had been unable to sell her car. Also, her roommate had decided to move which would have doubled her rent. (<== I’m wondering “why not sell the escalade??” this part of the story is shaky).
McNair and Kazemi met up late Friday night (July 3rd) at McNair’s condo after he had been hanging out with friends. The next afternoon his roommate walked in and saw McNair lying on the couch and Kazemi lying on the floor but had no idea that anything was wrong until he spotted blood. Officers found a gun under her body and there were no signs of forced entry.
McNair’s wife of 12 years and mother of 2 of his four kids claims that she didn’t know that he was having an affair with Sahel before they were found dead on the 4th of July. According to TMZ, they were in the process of selling their 2.9 million dollar home but their realtor claims they weren’t selling because of a split. They were looking to buy a home on the lake.
Is it me or is there a piece of this story missing. I’m assuming that if a RETIRED football player spends as much time as he allegely did with his mistress including the lavish vacations, car purchases and condo that he was separated. At first I assumed she shot him after realizing that he wasn’t going to leave his wife as he had promised, but how was he able to have this type of relationship with someone else and his wife didn’t suspect anything? My guess was that he was ready to move on to the next chick and the mistress was so caught up that she decided she couldn’t live without him. Either that, or she purchased the gun with plans to go after his wife…