As many of you know, I never thought the Steve McNair case was a murder/suicide — I always believed it was murder, and I doubted that Sahel Kazemi was the shooter.
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I never had a personal stake in the case, but from the beginning I was told by reliable people there was more to it than the police let on. Especially in regard to Miss Kazemi’s ex-boyfriend Keith Norwood, the police officer who arrested Miss Kazemi a few nights before, the man Miss Kazemi allegedly bought the gun from, the ballistics tests, and the friends of Steve McNair who found the body.
Also, just using common sense, it was never logical what they said happened. CBS News did an investigative report saying how the Nashville PD made numerous errors, and now someone formerly with the Nashville PD has come forward to back up those claims. Here is the info per ESPN.com:
A former Nashville police officer says he will present a report to a grand jury Friday asking that the Steve McNair murder-suicide case be re-opened.
Vincent Hill, the former officer, filed a 32-page complaint last month citing what he called “numerous errors” by Nashville police in their investigation of McNair’s murder on July 4, 2009. Police ruled that the former Tennessee Titans quarterback was shot dead in his sleep by his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself.
Hill says he spent most of his 4½ years on the Nashville police force in traffic patrol and resigned in 2006 to spend more time with his daughter. He currently serves as a fraud investigator for a credit card company and says he is working on his private investigator license. Though his history with former Nashville police chief Ronal Serpas has been described in media reports as somewhat contentious, Hill says he isn’t doing this to get back at anyone.
“My whole motivation behind this the entire time,” Hill said, “was to find answers for both families.”
It should be noted that Hill is coming out with a book, and was not a part of the investigation. You could question his motivation, but even if his motives may be suspect, he isn’t the only one who thinks the case should be re-opened.
I always thought the Nashville PD never wanted to fully pursue the case, and it wasn’t like Miss Kazemi could defend herself. They knew it would be a high-profile case and figured it would be easier to just say she shot him than actually finding out the truth.
From day one there were many things that didn’t make sense, and hopefully when Mr. Hill’s information comes out it will lead to more answers than questions.