Baltimore Ravens

Steve McNair Findings Consistent with Murder-Suicide

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 11:  Quarterback Steve McNair #9 of the Baltimore Ravens sits on the bench after being replaced by Kyle Boller #7 in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Staduim November 11, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland. Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 21-7.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Sam SnyderCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2009

In the homicide of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and 20-year-old waitress Saleh Kazemi, the Medical Examiner's findings are consistent with murder-suicide evidence.

McNair was killed with four shots from a pistol, while Kazemi was killed by only one to the head. The gun used to kill them both was found next to Kazemi's body. The two had been dating for a few months.

Ballistics tests and gunshot residue was consistent with previous murder-suicides and other findings.

According to the Medical Examiner, McNair was killed at a distance, but the bullet wound in Kazemi's temple was from less than two inches away.

While the Nashville Police Department has yet to issue an official statement regarding the matter, most people within the investigation believe it to be a murder-suicide case.

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