McNair Autopsy: 3 Distant Shots, 1 Close-Up
Kazemi shot with gun touching head
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 6:35 AM CDT
People look over the condominium complex in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, July 5, 2009, where Steve McNair was found dead Saturday, July 4.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – Three of the four gunshots that killed Steve McNair came from more than 3 feet away, while the fourth was close-range, the football star's autopsy concludes. His girlfriend’s wound came from a contact shot, meaning the gun was touching Sahel Kazemi’s head, the Tennessean reports. But that doesn’t show conclusively that it was a suicide, the medical examiner noted in detailing the results yesterday. “All the autopsy tells us is that her wound is potentially self inflicted.”

The scene seems to fit a murder-suicide, but a number of factors aren’t typical of such cases, the examiner said: Murder-suicides are usually committed by men, and there’s usually past domestic violence in the relationship or the shooter has mental problems. “We like to have as many factors as possible before we make a determination.”

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Jul 8, 2009 11:02 AM CDT
Iranian. What difference does her ethnic background have to do with the murder Timinator2K? Sounds like you have a few issues to work out with your shrink still. Although I will agree with you that he should have been with his wife, but you reap what you sow.
Jul 7, 2009 10:21 AM CDT
Three distance shots and the final "I Luv You Shot" - a heck of a way to go. Nothing worse than a scorned woman with a loaded pistol; unfortuanetly McNair found out too late.
Jul 7, 2009 5:03 AM CDT
follow the money trail......something lays very deep, that hasn't surfaced yet......maybe drugs, prostitution, or both ended this drama......time will tell....who's next from NFL to be caught breaking the law or sleeping with the enemy.....