Investigators dispel myths on anniversary of McNair murder

Investigators dispel myths on anniversary of McNair murder (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost one year ago, the murder of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair was headlines all over the world.

Friday afternoon, the Metro police detectives that worked the case spoke out about it.

McNair's death last Fourth of July was ruled a murder at the hands of his mistress, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself.

Former Metro police officer Vincent Hill requested that the investigation into McNair's death be reopened.

Last month, a Davidson County grand jury panel determined Hill's information was not worth being reviewed by the entire grand jury because of a lack of evidence.

Friday, the four primary investigators on the case stood by their conclusions and took the opportunity to dispel contradictory theories proposed by Hill.

Sgt. Pat Postiglione told News 2 Hill, who has never been a homicide investigator or even visited the crime scene, has no firsthand knowledge of the case.

One of Hill's theories was that there was a struggle inside McNair's condo the night of the murder.

“Clearly, there was no struggle in the condo,” Sgt. Postiglione said.  “Anybody that knows crime scenes, can read a crime scene, saw there was no struggle… The truth of the matter is he presented no evidence.  He brought zero evidence with him when he went to the three-member panel.”

The detectives also talked about Hill claiming there was a second gun inside McNair's condo that police had not disclosed.

Detective Charles Robinson said, “There was no second gun in that house.  That gun was found in Steve McNair's vehicle.  His vehicle was locked up, so there was no gun in the house.  I don't know where Mr. Hill gets that from, and again, that shows Mr. Hill's lack of investigative experience.”

Investigators say there was only one gun inside the home and that was the murder weapon.

Police said they do not understand why Hill, who has no experience investigating homicides and no connection to this case, continues to speak out, yet has never contacted investigators with the Metro Police Department or the district attorney's office.

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