The tragedy of Steve McNair’s death is starting to unfold, as more details about the shootings that killed he and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, begin to be uncovered. On the surface, the most logical conclusion is that Kazemi shot and killed McNair, who was shot several times, then shot and killed herself.
Kazemi died of a single gunshot, while McNair was shot several times. If that is the case, the family of Kazemi does not believe it, as the niece of Sahel Kazemi spoke out about her aunt. “She was one, young girl who had so many dreams that never came true,” Sepideh Salmani said. “She would never kill anyone, ever. Or anything—not even a little bug. I want people to know that.”
The story from the niece is that Kazemi had told her that McNair was in the process of divorcing his wife, Mechelle McNair, and that after the divorce was final, the two would move in together. McNair paid for a condo for Kazemi, and also brought her a Cadillac Escalade.
“All she was trying to do was have fun. Nothing else. I believe there is a third person involved,” the niece said in the interview. McNair is survived by his four sons, Junior, Steve, Tyler, and Trenton, and his wife. More on the story will come out as autopsies on both McNair and Kazemi are scheduled for today.