McNair-Kazemi Texts Released

As CBS questions investigation, police paint Sahel Kazemi as unstable
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2009 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nashville police released 50 text messages between Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi, the woman they believe killed him before killing herself, last night—on the heels of a CBS Early Show report claiming the investigation was flawed, the AP reports. The text messages show McNair transferred $2,000 into Kazemi's account after she asked for it to pay cell phone bills, hours before the deaths—and also paint a picture of Kazemi's increasing stress in those hours.

Kazemi texted McNair on July 3 to say she was so stressed she might have a breakdown and asked for the money. She also said she might need to go to a hospital because she could hardly breathe. Kazemi later texted McNair three times asking to be with him that night. He said he was having trouble getting his sons to sleep, though he was seen at a restaurant with friends at the time. Kazemi texted she was going to his condo; he texted back that he was on his way and asked her to open the front door. CBS' report also points out an apparent error in the police timeline that calls into question whether Kazemi truly bought a fully loaded pistol on July 2.