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Ex-Nashville cop attempts to get McNair case re-opened

A former Nashville police officer who is selling a self-published book about the death of Steve McNair is trying to get the case re-opened.

Elizabeth Merrill of ESPN.com reports that the former officer, Vincent Hill, filed a 32-page complaint last month citing what he called “numerous errors” by Nashville police. Hill says he will present a report to a grand jury Friday in an effort to force the police department to re-open the case.

The Nashville police say McNair was killed by his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, who then killed herself. Hill says there’s more to the case than that.

Obviously, the fact that Hill stands to make money by selling copies of his book, “Playbook to a Murder,” raises the question of whether this is all just a publicity stunt. It’s also important to note that Hill left the Nashville police in 2006 and may have an axe to grind. And the Nashville police have insisted that they conducted a thorough investigation that reached the correct conclusions.

But the fact remains that there are lingering questions about the McNair case, some of which were raised by the lengthy investigation conducted by Armen Keteyian of CBS. Hill might not be the right person to ask those lingering questions, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be answered.

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29 Responses to “Ex-Nashville cop attempts to get McNair case re-opened”
  1. Dewey Axewoond says: Jun 8, 2010 5:04 PM

    Oh, we’re back to Mike “Mulder” Florio mode?

  2. robert ethen says: Jun 8, 2010 5:08 PM

    So drunk she thought McNair was a ’76 Caddy abandoned on a logging road. So she shot the crap out of him.

  3. Mike Daly says: Jun 8, 2010 5:15 PM

    Obviously Hill, Keteyan et al have a premise behind this – they obviously don’t buy that Kazemi just out of the blue shot Mcnair and then shot herself. My question to Hill et al is this – what do you THINK happened?

  4. Nymkosis says: Jun 8, 2010 5:21 PM

    “Mulder” haha, so who would be Scully?

  5. realitypolice says: Jun 8, 2010 5:22 PM

    OOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy…………here we go again. Just when the conspiracy theorists had gone back to worrying about Big Foot, the Kennedy assisination, and David Stern fixing the NBA playoffs.
    Just when I thought they were out, you pull them back in.
    Lets proceed immediately to the 150 posts from every amateur detective in America.
    Drum roll please…………………………………………………………………………….

  6. downwithdansnyder says: Jun 8, 2010 5:22 PM

    I think this smelled funny to most people from the very beginning. Didn’t she use her “off” hand to shoot herself among other strange things?

  7. ChargerDillon says: Jun 8, 2010 5:22 PM

    McNair wasn’t even a good quarterback, nobody cares
    If there were nude pics of the hot chick he was banging on the side, then i’d care

  8. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jun 8, 2010 5:23 PM

    there are going to be some pretty ugly comments on this story too MDS

  9. realitypolice says: Jun 8, 2010 5:32 PM

    Read my first post again and then the one immediately below it. I couldn’t have set that up better if I tried.

  10. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 8, 2010 5:33 PM

    Good, put that crazy bitch on death row.

  11. sdffa11 says: Jun 8, 2010 5:33 PM

    who cares? theyre both dead. the world is better off without both of these losers. let’s move on.

  12. robmart0906 says: Jun 8, 2010 5:41 PM

    The butler did it in the library with the rope.. case close again…

  13. robert ethen says: Jun 8, 2010 5:59 PM

    “I’m telling you one more time Steve, get your fat ass off that couch, turn off the T.V., and fix that damn dripping faucet.”.

  14. FreakinGeek says: Jun 8, 2010 6:02 PM

    You people that sit behind your keyboard and insult dead people really know how to show your class. (little to none) Despite what the excop has to gain, it was suspicious circumstances at best. Conspiracies are common in this society, like it or not. I met Steve McNair. He was a humble human being and spoke to other people with respect. I don’t agree with his philosophy about marriage but it’s not my job or my place to judge other human beings. I do know #9 was one of the toughest SOBs to ever play the game of football. That is a fact.

  15. robert ethen says: Jun 8, 2010 6:03 PM

    Why can’t this guy just write bad country music songs like everyone else in town?

  16. The Tyler Rose - Best Ever says: Jun 8, 2010 6:22 PM

    sdffa11 says: June 8, 2010 5:33 PM who cares? theyre both dead. the world is better off without both of these losers. let’s move on. these losers. let’s move on
    ———————————————————-
    Yeah, it’s possible that there might be a double murderer at large. No need to ever double check on these things to see if something may have been overlooked…

  17. bomismorg says: Jun 8, 2010 6:35 PM

    she was a scummy person so of course there are questions. she buys a gun from a scum in the parking lot she doesnt know,she knows mcnairs married but yet shes doing him,her boyfriend is rapping about killing mcnair for months up to the death,she shoots him from her non strong hand,she loved him so much she shot him and then shot herself.tooooo many questions,the police did seem to wrap the investigation pretty fast.i say bullshit.

  18. vanhelsing says: Jun 8, 2010 7:36 PM

    woman… probly 2 hands on the gun…
    and that would be gregg “scully” rosenthal…

  19. robert ethen says: Jun 8, 2010 7:42 PM

    Maybe Vincent will “self publish” the appearance on PFT as a recommendation for his book.
    “Some have called ‘Playbook to a Murder’ the ‘PFT Preview Magazine’ of murder conspiracy theories!”.

  20. famucancer says: Jun 8, 2010 7:42 PM

    Anybody else think sdffa11 was probably abused by his father as a child?

  21. Jville808 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:43 PM

    I think the butler did it…in the den…with the candlestick

  22. GoBrowns19 says: Jun 8, 2010 7:46 PM

    I forgot he was dead.

  23. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 8, 2010 7:46 PM

    Look, the former cop may indeed want the case opened for all the wrong reasons, but maybe there is some validity to it (and guys, the author’s name appears at the top, and this one says MDS and not Mike Florio). Several things bothered me about this case from the start including A) the gun ended up under her body, not common (but not impossible) for suicide victims B) I’m pretty sure my recollection is a witness placed her vehicle at McNair’s apartment BEFORE McNair was there, meaning McNair should have been aware she was there and C) posting her furniture on craigslist the day before, which is not the play of a person about to commit premediatated suicide. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want. I can even see this being a murder suicide. Just not a premeditated one like police said. Besides, it wouldn’t be the first time police blew a case. Happens in L.A. all the time.

  24. VoxVagina says: Jun 8, 2010 8:43 PM

    I don’t think anything else should happen with this case. It’s tragic enough as it is and has already tarnished McNair’s image. All the conspiracy theories and possible spin-off stories will only do more damage. I think it’s time to let it go unless there is some concrete evidence that suggests something else happened.

  25. Big J says: Jun 8, 2010 8:52 PM

    I always thought that it just seemed a little odd. I don’t know all the facts and I’m sure the cops aren’t telling everything, but it wouldn’t hurt to reopen it. The ex of the girl raises some questions.

  26. realitypolice says: Jun 8, 2010 9:08 PM

    The Tyler Rose – Best Ever says:
    June 8, 2010 6:22 PM
    Yeah, it’s possible that there might be a double murderer at large. No need to ever double check on these things to see if something may have been overlooked…
    ========================
    You’re right- let’s double check. Then, since you can never be too careful and we sure don’t want a double murderer loose- let’s triple check.
    In fact, everytime someone looking for publicity to sell a book suggests it, let’s completely reopen the investigation, despite how thorough and lengthy the previous investigations were. Whose to say how many tax dollars are too many to blow to making all the chicken littles feel safe?
    This guy should be getting blasted for dragging the grand jury into his publicity stunt. The taxpayers of Tennessee should be outraged. Will Hill send a portion of his book proceeds back to the state?

  27. joetoronto says: Jun 9, 2010 6:34 AM

    ChargerDillon says: June 8, 2010 5:22 PM
    McNair wasn’t even a good quarterback, nobody cares
    If there were nude pics of the hot chick he was banging on the side, then i’d care
    ==========================================
    You are one dumb mofo, Dillon.
    McNair was better than your boy Rivers.

  28. QB or not QB says: Jun 10, 2010 7:48 PM

    ChargerDillon says:
    June 8, 2010 5:22 PM
    McNair wasn’t even a good quarterback, nobody cares
    If there were nude pics of the hot chick he was banging on the side, then i’d care
    ————————————————–
    Dillon, your parents told me they are installing a nudie pictue filter on your laptop after reading your posts on PFT. They told me this is the last straw.
    I tried to warn you, but nooooo, you wouldn’t listen. No more internet porn wise ass. You should learn to keep your mouth shut.
    By the way, hope your 13th birthday is a fun one next Tuesday.

  29. dogfall2 says: Jan 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    The problem with society is.. it is trained to to think people with an open mind are stupid and to listen to the police and the final word. This case was closed to fast for me! example look at the OJ murder! how many years did this go on before they made a decision?

    One thing that is being left out: it is well know that people with local power did not like Steve Mcnair like the arresting police officer. When the girl was in the back of the police car and she called mcnair, and steve called that cop an MFer and told her not to trust him.. next day he’s dead. A good example of people with no open mind to seek the truth and trained to believe what they are told can be read in the post above. I believe the real killer is still out there and some how the police play a role in this mystery. Open your eyes people!

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