When police said Saturday night that they weren’t looking for any suspects and that they were confident they’d have a conclusion after the autopsy, I had a pretty good idea that the Steve McNair/Sahel Kazemi case was a murder-suicide. Many people were saying it was done by a professional and that things didn’t sound right. They thought Kazemi’s ex-boyfriend was involved. The big question was what Kazemi’s motive was. Well, now the Nashville police department have given us two reasons.
Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas said at a press conference this afternoon that their interviews with Kazemi’s friends and coworkers showed that in the last five to seven days of her life, the 20-year-old felt her life was unraveling.
She had recently saw signs that McNair may be involved with another woman, and she might have been worried about making rent payments and payments on two cars, including a Cadillac Escalade registered in both her and McNair’s name.
Serpas said Kazemi saw McNair with another woman days before the murder and attempted to follow the woman, whom police said they talked to but Serpas did not identify.
Boom — there you go. Her rent was about to double because her roomate was moving out and she also had two car payments to make because she was having trouble selling her KIA. But why not just end it for herself? Why involve McNair too? The jealousy and anger factor — she wasn’t Steve’s only chick on the side, surprise surprise. Imagine who crappy McNair’s wife feels now. Not only did she not know about Kazemi who killed her husband, but her husband had TWO chicks on the side (if not more). Yikes.