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Lack Of Motive Delays Murder-Suicide Conclusion

Although Nashville police have yet to give serious credence to the possibility that former Titans and Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was killed by someone other than 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, authorities have not yet ruled the act a murder-suicide.

According to the Associated Press, Tennessee medical examiner Bruce Levy cites lack of evidence of a motive as the reason for the delay.

But shouldn’t that reality prompt authorities to turn every possible stone in an effort to determine whether McNair and Kazemi were killed by professionals, who made it look like a murder-suicide?

Sorry, but this whole thing stinks to us.  It doesn’t change the fact that McNair is gone, but without a sense that justice has been done it will be impossible for his family, teammates, and friends to find true closure.

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  1. FumbleNuts says: Jul 7, 2009 3:07 PM

    Sorry, but this whole thing stinks to us. It doesn’t change the fact that McNair is gone, but without a sense that justice has been done it will be impossible for his family, teammates, and friends to find true closure.
    Exactly Florio, I believe that the Nashville poilce should turn this whole investigation over to the FBI and let the REAL experts figure this out!

  2. Big Stretch says: Jul 7, 2009 3:10 PM

    i have a feeling the Nashville police department isn’t in the habit of releasing a detailed discription of their investigation….
    keep this up and you’re gonna have to change the name of the site to
    Pro Football Speculation

  3. BuckyBadger says: Jul 7, 2009 3:12 PM

    Why the sentiment that the police aren’t doing everything the possibly can to solve this? Just because they don’t release every detail doesn’t mean they aren’t working on it. The media can’t know everything during an investigation.
    Let them do their job and criticize if need be when the case is closed. Until than you are just speculating what has been done.

  4. dunkingonuts says: Jul 7, 2009 3:16 PM

    Maybe they were killed by the same guys that capped Kennedy….!

  5. Big Stretch says: Jul 7, 2009 3:17 PM

    perhaps they should turn the investigation over to Florio , with no Favre or Vick news to occupy him today i’m sure he could solve this case by dinner time

  6. Ron Mexico says: Jul 7, 2009 3:18 PM

    Everyone should keep in mind that Florio was a lawyer up until about 7 days ago, so he does have some ground to speculate and consider a seed of doubt with the given circumstances. Chances are that he has more credibility to speculate than the rest of us do anyhow. Even the police don’t feel right about this situation, but they seem to lack direction as to where to go from here.
    Lastly, if you don’t like his speculation, then don’t post about not liking his speculation as it only increases pageviews and traffic which will cause him to speculate more!

  7. dunkingonuts says: Jul 7, 2009 3:19 PM

    They were killed by models. How about those two lookers on the grassy knoll that capped Kennedy ! Maybe they did it.

  8. Big M says: Jul 7, 2009 3:19 PM

    Why is no one talking about Keith Norfleet and his friend Jett Jackson? Jackson wrote “rip sahel kazemi” on his MySpace two days before their deaths… I have a screenshot of it.

  9. empty13 says: Jul 7, 2009 3:19 PM

    uh… she didnt care for getting jilted…
    i think his actions are what will definitely hamper closure.

  10. Bob Sacamano says: Jul 7, 2009 3:19 PM

    Jesus, Florio, shut up.
    You’re coming off like those nutcases who ranted about how Chris Benoit was murdered, because he couldn’t possibly have killed his family.
    We don’t know why Benoit did that, and we’ll probably never know why the girl did it in this situation.
    That, however, does not mean she didn’t do it.

  11. Kidekk says: Jul 7, 2009 3:20 PM

    “Levy said the 36-year-old McNair was shot in each temple and twice in the chest. Three of the shots were taken from a distance, but one of the shots to the temple came from just inches away.” The possibility, to me, that there is much more to this just increased after I read that nugget.

  12. jeff says: Jul 7, 2009 3:23 PM

    Very strange that no one heard any gun shots

  13. Gianthunter says: Jul 7, 2009 3:26 PM

    More tilting at windmills by mikey. Which begs one to wonder. How many times has mikey heard. Objection your honor speculative followed by SUSTAINED. Inquirying want to know.

  14. slim999 says: Jul 7, 2009 3:27 PM

    I agree with Florio. Motive is pretty important in a murder case. If it comes out that she had in fact been dumped, then that would certainly lend some credence to the official theory. Unfortunately, there are some total douchebags who work in homicide as with every profession, and it certainly makes their job easier to claim a murder suicide, as well as clears a potential unsolved homicide from their books.
    I have a hard time believing that Nashville homicide employs the sharpest knives in the drawer, and if this was done by professionals, they sure as shit aren’t going to solve it.

  15. hayward giablommi says: Jul 7, 2009 3:28 PM

    How’s this for motive:
    She was high on PCP
    Throwin’ out there…

  16. scalia75 says: Jul 7, 2009 3:31 PM

    Ah…professional hit men, called to the scene to execute former pro QB Steve McNair and an inconsequential 20 year old. Also commanded by the shadowy figure that sent them to make it look like a murder suicide.
    Florio, do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? It’s almost as ridiculous as time traveling QB’s…whoops….I forgot…you literally wrote the book on that. Man, you quit the day job and this is the crap we get. Man, oh, man.

  17. slim999 says: Jul 7, 2009 3:33 PM

    yeah… if a jilted woman wanted to kill her man and then kill herself, do ya really think she would put a bullet in each temple, execution style, and then calmly turn the gun on herself? And the fact that this whole thing occurred in a condominium complex, with at least FIVE shots fired, and the police were not called by multiple people immediately?
    I wish i lived in the same universe as some of these commenters, where police are all competent and “get their man”, and any questioning of official b.s. is by definition conspiracy talk.

  18. Big Stretch says: Jul 7, 2009 3:34 PM

    Ron Mexico says:
    July 7, 2009 3:18 PM
    Everyone should keep in mind that Florio was a lawyer up until about 7 days ago, so he does have some ground to speculate and consider a seed of doubt with the given circumstances. Chances are that he has more credibility to speculate than the rest of us do anyhow. Even the police don’t feel right about this situation, but they seem to lack direction as to where to go from here.
    as a former lawyer shouldn’t he know about the importance of evidence in determining the facts of a crime?
    “According to the Associated Press, Tennessee medical examiner Bruce Levy cites lack of evidence of a motive as the reason for the delay.
    But shouldn’t that reality prompt authorities to turn every possible stone in an effort to determine whether McNair and Kazemi were killed by professionals, who made it look like a murder-suicide?”
    shouldn’t finding 2 people shot to death be enough to prompt the Nashville PD to turn every possible stone in an effort to determine what happened?

  19. purpleguy says: Jul 7, 2009 3:40 PM

    Some folks are watching way too much CSI. Most of the time the simplest explanation is the one that fits. Seems like ending a relationship soon to become public due to a DUI arrest (and following the purchase of a gun) is a pretty good frigging motive.

  20. patspsycho says: Jul 7, 2009 3:40 PM

    2x to the head and to the chest is SOP in military training (mostly SOF), both CQC and otherwise. It is very rare for an amateur to have presence of mind to double-tap in the heat of the moment to ensure finishing off the mark.
    Much of this depends on placement, distance, and trajectories of the shots, as well as the point of fire. However much of this information will not be available to us.
    Florio is right to raise every possible contigency. He seems to be the only person with the balls to do this- keep it up, Florio.

  21. LL Live says: Jul 7, 2009 3:44 PM

    Yes, the real killers, the same ones OJ is still looking for somewhere in Las Vegas, hypnotized the pshyco girlfriend into buying a gun that they would use to kill McNair and then turn it on her…what the beep ever…

  22. Big Stretch says: Jul 7, 2009 3:44 PM

    Stop trying so hard to post new articles Florio, we come here for news about football….since you sold out ( i don’t blame you I’m sure the money is good) this site is turning into a gossip rag with the occasional story based in fact.
    good news is if this whole thing fails you should be able to get a job at the National Enquirer

  23. KingJoe! says: Jul 7, 2009 3:46 PM

    Where the hell is Maxwell Smart when you need him?
    Come now, she is a 20 year old chick who finally realized she got duped by a rich grown man. She was embarrassed, confused, hurt [probably let the dude go’round back too] and I would expect high or drunk. If 14 yr olds can blow away fellow classmates, I am pretty sure it is not a stretch to think a crazy dumped chick can blow a guy away.

  24. MLF says: Jul 7, 2009 3:47 PM

    ok, i’m also going to play detective. It seems to me that it would be relatively easy to call this a murder suicide based on basic forensic evidence — Kazemi’s fingerprints on the gun, and residue on her hands. If they’re not calling it a suicide now, I find that kind of odd.

  25. deymond says: Jul 7, 2009 3:49 PM

    Now you’re just being a jackass, Florio. What is your basis for accusing the Nashville PD of slacking on their investigation? The fact that they’re not posting random rumors on the internet? You just can’t help embarrassing yourself, can you?

  26. rasalas says: Jul 7, 2009 3:54 PM

    Florio, did you even read the story?
    “Levy said an apparent lack of motive by Kazemi has made investigators careful about exploring every possibility, including the unlikely scenario that a third party could have staged the scene.”

  27. Slow Joe says: Jul 7, 2009 3:56 PM

    It was Keith Hernandez and his magic loogie.

  28. Mr. Niolte says: Jul 7, 2009 3:57 PM

    Florio, enough already. S**t happens everyday in the world for no good reason- the girl lost her mind and killed McNair and herself. This whole conspiracy theory nonsense that you have pounded for days now is just that- leave it alone. The whole lack of motive thing means nothing; there is no ‘why’ for most of the atrocities that take place in the world. Stop trying to draw attention to nothing.

  29. Darth Ringo says: Jul 7, 2009 3:57 PM

    slim999 says:
    I have a hard time believing that Nashville homicide employs the sharpest knives in the drawer..
    —————
    I want to know why you’d say such a stupid thing. Care to elaborate?

  30. dzil says: Jul 7, 2009 4:02 PM

    a bullet in each temple, along with two to the chest is gang-style, or someone who wants it to look like that. my first guess is the ex-boyfriend(maybe he’s a gang-banger), second guess is the arresting officer, who had serious with McNair from his earlier botched DUI arrest. No way a freaked out chick has the patience to place shots that precisely, no way.

  31. smiley says: Jul 7, 2009 4:06 PM

    Why would a medical examiner get involved in motive in a murder case? I compare it to when a referee goes to spot the ball but looks up first to the marker and THEN spots the ball. There’s no need to look up first, spot the f****ing ball. You’re a medical examiner……stick to cause of death…this ain’t CSI bitches.

  32. Yash says: Jul 7, 2009 4:09 PM

    I wouldnt necessarily say the Police are slacking, its an ongoing investigation so they arent going to speak on specifics of the case that could jeapordize the investigation. Im sure they have a pretty good idea of what happened, and are exhausting all possibilities before making their decision and releasing the information to the blood thirsty public. let this play out.

  33. realityonetwo says: Jul 7, 2009 4:09 PM

    It’s only been three damn days. There were the autopsies, and now they’ve got to do ballistics tests. What the heck is the rush…

  34. ADogDC says: Jul 7, 2009 4:11 PM

    http://www.examiner.com/x-1089-Baltimore-Sports-Examiner~y2009m7d7-Stunning-new-developments-in-McNairs-murder-mystery
    Man….The Boyfriend did it……

  35. FalconDevil says: Jul 7, 2009 4:33 PM

    We are talking about lack of motive? Where is the motive for some extremely highly trained assasin to coerce the girl to buy a gun, then use it on her and McNair…. If this wasn’t a murder-suicide it will be obvious through forensic evidence. People on here are suggesting a silencer because shots werent reported immediately. For one if you know how a silencer works you would realize that forensics can detect if one was used due to the reduced velocity of the bullets. Next it was July 4th, maybe people were at BBQ’s or maybe the condo has thick walls. Just because the police haven’t released details doesnt mean there not doing their job or a good job, it means the exact contrary. They withhold information for many reasons and sometime release false information to trap suspects. The police have no motivation to declare the results of their findings until they have evaluated all the angles. This is true tabloid style trash. If her gun was used which she just bought it completely elimnates all conspircy theories. There are two plausible scenarios, murder suicide or the ex-BF did it. Either way cops will find out due to the circumstances and physical evidence. If her gun wasn’t used then then a can of worms will open.

  36. realitypolice says: Jul 7, 2009 4:34 PM

    “But shouldn’t that reality prompt authorities to turn every possible stone in an effort to determine whether McNair and Kazemi were killed by professionals, who made it look like a murder-suicide?”
    Let’s see, she bought the murder weapon days before the shooting, he had lied to her about leaving his wife, and the scene is consistent with a murder/suicide.
    You’re watching too may Law & Order episodes, Florio. Actually, maybe not enough. Trained professionals don’t worry about getting caught enough to stage crime scenes to look like suicides.
    And what reason do you have to believe the police aren’t “turning over every possible stone?”

  37. suite34 says: Jul 7, 2009 4:42 PM

    Only one man can solve this…
    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn289/Ephaleem/QuincyMD.jpg

  38. hayward giablommi says: Jul 7, 2009 4:42 PM

    @ ADogDC
    Um, that’s not news dude
    Nothing new was reported
    Pointless article

  39. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 7, 2009 4:44 PM

    Is there any evidence that McNair wasn’t the father of Octomom’s kids?
    Or the one who called 911 from Jackson’s house?
    Or maybe Bus Cook had a hand in all this, as a diversionary tactic (to draw attention away from Favre’s recent condo downpayment…)
    I still think that cop (Taylor) and Kazemi were lovers, though. Fuh-real.
    And that Oklahoma City was an inside job from Uncle Sam (but 9/11 wasn’t).
    You know what else?–the same company actually bankrolls BOTH mainstream politcal parties in the U.S., as well as ALL the major news outlets (that on’e actually true!).
    And Obama is not just a Manchurian candidate, but a cyborg, too.
    And–obviously–the whole moon landing thing was a sham. Staged.
    Let’s ALL play these little reindeer games, shall we?

  40. -RoNiN- says: Jul 7, 2009 4:44 PM

    Just a few questions…
    1.) after hearing that ONE of the temple shots was at point blank range, could that ONE particular shot have been the shot that the “pro” had to take while wrapping Kazemi’s dead, lifeless hand around the gun and sliding her finger around the trigger in an effort to plant fingerprints and GSR (Gunshot Residue) of Kazemi on the murder weapon? It’d be a little hard for him to use HER hand with any type of accuracy.. However by gathering the two closer to each other, a shot a point blank range would sufficiently plant fingerprints AND GSR.. Just a thought…
    2.) is it possible that the 4th of July was picked on PURPOSE?! Many people question how there were no calls to the police regarding 5 gunshots being heard. It’s QUITE possible that due to the occassion (4th of July), many people had begun to ignore the loud *BANGS* they heard repeatedly throughout the day!! Fireworks run rampant on this particular day, and people tend tune the sounds out more and more as the day goes on!! If this was a lower caliber gun, and there was sufficient ambient noise in/around the complex, these shots could have been fired without drawing much attention, if any at all!! Just a few thoughts…

  41. TheBaySay says: Jul 7, 2009 4:50 PM

    Everything I know about police work I learned from TV. But isn’t there a fairly simple test they can do on someone’s hand(s) to find out if they fired a handgun recently? I would think that if they did that and got a positive result, this would have been all wrapped up by now.

  42. Phin83 says: Jul 7, 2009 4:56 PM

    NashvillePost.com & Nashville City Paper:
    In a rap written by Norfleet, “Closed Casket,” and posted on Feb. 2 — after McNair and Kazemi had started dating — the aspiring rapper lets loose with some rhymes that are chilling to say the least. A partial transcript of the song is below:
    (Chorus)
    “I don’t wanna be like this
    I don’t really wanna hurt no feelings
    But I’m only being real when I say
    Nobody wanna see an old man collapse
    And old men have heart attacks
    I don’t wanna be responsible for that
    So let the s**t go and walk away
    You can still have a little bit of dignity”

    (Lyrics)
    “I would never claim to be no
    Benjamin Tebow, an 83-Year old fake Pacino
    So how could he run his mouth about me
    Knowing nothing about me
    I love it when a dumb*** doubts me
    Until I pull the pistol out proudly
    Put the clip in his mouth
    Til this motherf***er shouts, ‘please don’t kill’
    Have you sippin through a straw for the next 8 months
    That’s if you even make it through it alive you dumb f**k

    Try to stunt and front and fronting in front of somebody else
    Til you’re surrounded by 20 people With nobody’s help
    IF you try to go incredible hulk it won’t work
    Put so many holes in you your nerves won’t even jerk
    Lurking in the shadows thinking and scheming of work
    Got a little cocky so you decided to flirt
    Now you’re flirting with death

    “If you ever do it again b***h I’m not rapping
    I’m getting a clip and clapping and I’m not laughing
    They’re wrapping you up for your little trip to the morgue
    While I’m preparing for my trip to the shore,
    Don’t ignore me, I’m not lying, I couldn’t be more honest
    If you ever do it again, you’ll die, I promise.”

  43. realitypolice says: Jul 7, 2009 4:58 PM

    @RoNiN:
    My God, how I love to watch the mind of the conspiracy theorist work. They spend hours breaking down the minutae, while carefully avoiding the obvious questions:
    Why the hell would a professional, who could easily avoid being seen entering and leaving, and therefore would never be identified as the shooter, go through all of that elaborate nonsense to cover his tracks?!?

  44. Phin83 says: Jul 7, 2009 5:00 PM

    On July 2, approximately a day and a half before the murders, a person posting under the name of ‘Jett Jackson’ of Antioch signed into their home page on the social networking Web site MySpace.com.
    While that account has been deleted, a message was posted by either Jackson or someone with access to his account that stated, “F*** Steve McNair and he will be nobody in ‘09?” and “R.I.P. Sahel Kazemi.”
    The person identified as Jackson is apparently friends with Norfleet.
    http://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2009/7/7/who_are_the_other_people_in_the_mcnair_case
    – Antioch is where Norfleet lives
    – Norfleet also posted a rap song threatening to kill his girlfriend’s new “old man” boyfriend on SoundClick.com
    – Norfleet also admits that he was at McNair’s condo (30 minutes from his onw home) the day of the shooting

  45. penguininbondage says: Jul 7, 2009 5:04 PM

    MOTIVE! WE’RE TALKING BOUT MOTIVE?
    You’ld think he was the only black man murdered in Memphis recently.

  46. methomps says: Jul 7, 2009 5:08 PM

    2x to the head and to the chest is SOP in military training (mostly SOF), both CQC and otherwise. It is very rare for an amateur to have presence of mind to double-tap in the heat of the moment to ensure finishing off the mark.
    —————————–
    So these professional assassins hatch this brilliant plan to get a gun bought either by the girl or in her name, kill both of them without being seen, but somehow forgot to shoot McNair in a non-pro way?
    The problem with most conspiracy theories is that they require us to simultaneously believe the plot is both brilliant and dumb.

  47. AmhaTek says: Jul 7, 2009 5:10 PM

    I agree with Florio, this doesn’t add up. There are some majors gaps in this murder-suicide.
    As he pointed out in one of his posts, how does a 20yr old girl who’s never handled a gun, build up the courage to unload 4 shots in her b/f that by all counts she was in love with and fully believed he was going to leave his wife for her. Then turn the gun on herself?
    Also, how does she have the accuracy (w/ min experience with a gun) to shoot him in the temple and the chest twice from a distance. Then one more in the other temple from close range like a cold blooded killer. If there were more shots fired that didn’t strike McNair that would make more sense. But unless she was a sharp shooter no way she’s 4 for 4 with no experience in shooting and the temple for that matter thats a precise shot.
    And if she had bought the gun with the intent of killing him why wait several hours after he gets home to do it. What did she say “ahh i feel like doing a murder-suicide after breakfeast, I’m not as sharp without my coffee.” From what I read they were found at 1pm, they were shot 4hrs before they were found (so that would mean 9am) and he got home approx. 2am. I just dont get that part.
    And finally, no one freaking heard gun shots???? 5 shots and no one heard anything, do you know how loud gun shots are??? Silencer perhaps!! And it was 9am I’m sure most were awake.
    And if Big M was right about what the friend posted on myspace, thats a huge question that needs to be addressed.
    All in all I couldn’t agree more that this is not adding up.

  48. PkrNboro says: Jul 7, 2009 5:10 PM

    does seem strange… that someone with a two-day-old gun, would be skilled enough to hit the temple from a distance.
    odd, as well, that a young girl would plug somebody four times.
    and how was it she was able to buy the gun, being under-aged ??

  49. SB42everyyear says: Jul 7, 2009 5:16 PM

    It DOES stink!
    2 shots to each temple? 2 to the chest? All from 20 year old woman who just purchased a gun and probably never fired it????
    Shoot a person once in the temple and he’s dead. Then you move his head and shoot him again in the other temple. That little woman would have to have the heart of a serial killer.
    This was a professional job.

  50. ADogDC says: Jul 7, 2009 5:18 PM

    hayward giablommi says:
    July 7, 2009 4:42 PM
    @ ADogDC
    Um, that’s not news dude
    Nothing new was reported
    Pointless article
    ——————————————-
    Someone posted on the boyfriend’s myspace page, ‘RIP Sheila Kazemi’ TWO DAYS BEFORE THE MURDERS. July 2nd. And the post said some things about McNair as well. The post has been deleted, but Myspace can pull it back up.
    Dude, I don’t know where you are from, but that is real news. And prob the reason the ex was questioned for a long time. The police just needs hard concrete evidence to book the guy, which is what is lacking……….

  51. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 7, 2009 5:18 PM

    Professionals?
    Well, Steve did play in Tennessee with Travis Henry. Maybe they had some side-work going on.

  52. gwinn1952 says: Jul 7, 2009 5:24 PM

    Every day it’s the same article basically……and you people are tired of Brett Farve updates….at least they are updates. These articles just go around and around in circles telling the same information. Give me a break already and write an article when you have the answers.

  53. Gautam says: Jul 7, 2009 5:27 PM

    murder investigations take time … why is everybody assuming that this is CSI & it will be wrapped up quickly
    Florio should know this pretty well since I believe he is/has been a lawyer ?

  54. Bobby R. Giles says: Jul 7, 2009 5:33 PM

    Speaking of Benoit, when the police found the bodies, they knew right away that Chris Benoit “murdered” his wife and son. The police knew when they walked into the condo and saw McNair brains on the couch that he was murdered. They knew the girl killed him when they picked up her body, found the gun under her and smelled the gun powder on the barrel.
    Nashville PD should be embarrassed to admit that they are a police force. Had the shoe been on the other foot. McNair put 4 slugs in the young Persian and one in his brain and “presto” murder-suicide.

  55. ihateskelator says: Jul 7, 2009 5:59 PM

    Why rush? Why take swipes at the police for wanting to gather evidence? They’ll test her hand, see if she shot a gun and then they’ll do the trajectory(ies) on the bullets. and then we’ll know.
    There isn’t any rush.

  56. Maverick says: Jul 7, 2009 6:02 PM

    dzil said:
    “second guess is the arresting officer, who had serious with McNair from his earlier botched DUI arrest”
    That is a terrible accusation to make, even when only speculating, unless you have ANY evidence to back it up. You are very close to slander and because there is no worse charge that can be made against a law enforcement officer, if I were that “arresting officer” I would be challenging you to “put up or shut up” under the threat of a lawsuit.
    Geez. Get a grip, people and let’s wait for the police to do their job. I think the fact that they have not made a final declaration is a testimony to the fact that they are doing their homework and covering each and every possible scenario before assessing the evidence and making a final determination.

  57. Yaz says: Jul 7, 2009 6:17 PM

    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
    Is it more likely that either would be the target of a professional hit or that it was a crime of passion?
    I opt for the latter.

  58. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 7, 2009 6:34 PM

    Bobby R. Giles, If you’ll recall, all the details of Benoit’s rampage weren’t released immediately. The cops may have SUSPECTED what happened on cursory examination, but they didn’t (and never would) release their theory until they had confirmation. The same thing is going on here. You don’t publically announce a murder-suicide until you have all of the evidence in, because….oh, what if it happens to NOT be a murder-suicide once they have fully INVESTIGATED?
    I’ll tell you what would happen….people would say things like: “Nashville PD should be embarrassed to admit that they are a police force.”

  59. Bob Nelson says: Jul 7, 2009 6:34 PM

    Ever since the days of the Shah, Iranians have not appeared to have any of the same motivations of the people of the West.
    A lot of people have been killed there for incomprehensible reasons.
    Why mull or meddle with Middle East mentality and motivation?

  60. methomps says: Jul 7, 2009 6:57 PM

    How do you know she has no experience with a gun? A complete assumption there.
    As for the police knowing Benoit murdered his family right away, they had a little help because they knew Benoit had texted a friend with his address and a note that the dogs were locked up.

  61. -RoNiN- says: Jul 7, 2009 7:13 PM

    @realitypolice
    ..because if it appears to be a double homicide, a search begins for the murderer.. if it appears to be murder suicide.. case closed, and the murderer need not worry about an investigation that could pin him as the trigger man!! THAT’S why!! You would be the EXACT type of person someone comitting a murder would HOPE was on the case, Officer Barbrady. “Move along folks.. nothing to see here…” Part of an investigation is to look at things from EVERY possible angle. Ever hear the saying “sometimes the MOST obvious, is the LEAST obvious?” If your screen name is any indication of your profession.. please remain a beat cop and NEVER aspire to be a detective! By no means am i saying that there IS more to this unfortunate ordeal, however, i am not blind to the possibility!

  62. Deegizzle says: Jul 7, 2009 8:13 PM

    TheBaySay says:
    July 7, 2009 4:50 PM
    Everything I know about police work I learned from TV. But isn’t there a fairly simple test they can do on someone’s hand(s) to find out if they fired a handgun recently? I would think that if they did that and got a positive result, this would have been all wrapped up by now.
    ————————–
    There is a test that can be done but the test won’t show if the killer had the dead body “shoot” a round to produce the gun residue.

  63. scalia75 says: Jul 7, 2009 8:54 PM

    Okay….I’ll say it…UNCLE! Please bring back Brett Favre stories!

  64. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 7, 2009 9:10 PM

    “scalia75 says:
    July 7, 2009 8:54 PM
    Okay….I’ll say it…UNCLE! Please bring back Brett Favre stories!”
    Maybe Brett Favre killed him because he heard Steve was going to attempt a comeback and it would steal Brett’s thunder…..

  65. realitypolice says: Jul 7, 2009 10:42 PM

    RoNiN:
    What evidence do you have to believe the police aren’t looking at every angle? You are going crazy throwing around accusations without having any inside information whatsoever as to how the investigation is proceeding. I haven’t heard anyone from Nashville PD say “nothing to see here”, have you?
    I will defend my main point: it is extremely unusual for professional killers to go to the lengths you are describing to change the perception of the crime scene. Lingering at a scene in order to manipulate things to the extent you are suggesting is the exact opposite of what their goal would be: to get in and out as quickly and quietly as possible.
    I will admit that evidence being released about some prior behavior by the boyfriend speak to motive, and on that basis should be investigated, but my point remains- everything about that crime scene- which is what I was limiting my comments to- screams murder/suicide.
    By the way, an incongruity just occurred to me: we’re supposed to believe the boyfriend would be capable of orchestrating such a complex hit- but stupid enough to post threats on MySpace two days before? Put it all together, and it doesn’t add up.
    Sorry to dissappoint all you conspiracy theorists out there.

  66. realitypolice says: Jul 7, 2009 10:45 PM

    RoNiN:
    “because if it appears to be a double homicide, a search begins for the murderer.. if it appears to be murder suicide.. case closed, and the murderer need not worry about an investigation that could pin him as the trigger man!! THAT’S why!!”
    Professional killers don’t worry about the police searching for them. By definition they have no connection to the victims and leave no evidence to link them to the scene. That’s how they get to be “professional killers”.

  67. -RoNiN- says: Jul 8, 2009 9:20 AM

    @ realitypolice:
    …i hope you are right! However, i’m afraid you are not!

  68. Yaz says: Jul 8, 2009 10:45 AM

    This is becoming pathetic. Despite any evidence to the contrary, many of you are actually hoping that this horrible event is something more than what every shred of evidence says it is, murder/suicide.
    And even if it were something else, despite all evidence to the contrary, why do any of you care? It wouldn’t make the events any more (or less) tragic and it wouldn’t make McNair or Kazemi any less dead. Leave it to the justice system and go on with your lives.

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