Sahel Kazemi, the 20-year-old girlfriend of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair texted him the day prior to their murder-suicide, saying she was desperately seeking for money and felt stressed, according to a police report.
Kazemi, texted him on July 3 seeking for money to pay bills, according to a summary released by Nashville police. At the time McNair was unable to meet her because he was with his children so he managed for a guy to transfer money to her.
Late at night on the same day she texted him, saying she wanted desperately to see him. Apparently McNair went to meet her to a condominium in downtown Nashville where their two bodies were found the next day.
Police have ruled the incident a murder-suicide.
The following text messages were obtained from McNair and Kazemi's mobiles and were released by police in their report. They show a conversation between the couple the day before their bodies were found.
July 3, 2:03 a.m.
Kazemi: u love me
July 3, 2:04 a.m.
McNair: I love u baby
July 3, 2:09 a.m.
Kazemi: Im gonna have all of u soon
July 3, 2:24 a.m.
McNair: Yes u will
July 3, 8:14 a.m.
McNair: Hey are u up
Kazemi: hi baby
McNair: Where are you
McNair: Why your phone been off
Kazemi: Im at the store tryin to fix it
McNair: Did u stay at the condo because I came by there this morning
Kazemi: yes but I have people comin to look at the furniture 2day
Kazemi: Baby I might have a break down im so stressed
McNair: Everything gonna be ok
Kazemi: baby I need to pay the cell phone bills n the hospital.can u transfer 2000 to my acc
Kazemi: baby I might need to go to the hospital.baby whats wrong w me i can hardly breath
McNair: Where are u
Kazemi: just got home
McNair: Set down baby and rest for a minute. Drink some water.
Kazemi: im tryin I just want this pain in my chest to go away
McNair: You want me to come see about u
Kazemi: im gonna try to sleep. If it dnt go away im goin to the hospital.
McNair: Ok please let me know. I'm here if u need me
McNair: Are u feeling better baby
Kazemi: baby I wanna pay some of my bills b4 I go to wrk. All this bills n everythin else is stressin me out
Kazemi: baby what are u doing
McNair: At the pool with the kids. I got the guy transferring the money
Kazemi: do u have my acc number
McNair: Yes darling
Kazemi: baby I have to be w u 2nite. I dnt care where
Kazemi: tell me u gonna be w me
Kazemi: baby where u gonna be at when i get off
McNair: I'm at home now baby what time u get off
Kazemi: round 11
Kazemi: Where u gonna be at baby
McNair: at home til the kids fall asleep
9:18 p.m. 12
Kazemi: k ill call u when I get off
Kazemi: do u wanna get out n drink
McNair: Probably not baby having trouble with the kids getting to sleep
Kazemi: k im going to the condo in a min
Kazemi: they asleep babe
McNair: they are on the way
July 4, 12:38 a.m.
McNair: On my way
Kazemi: u want me to open the gate
McNair: No open the front door
(repeat) McNair: No open the front door
Kazemi: its open
July 4, 2:23 a.m.*
Kazemi: im going to the store
*The 2:23 a.m. message, which was received by McNair's phone at that time, appears to be oddly placed and out of sync when considered in totality with the other text messages. While McNair's Blackberry at 2:23 a.m. on July 4 received the last text message originated by Kazemi's cell phone, it is not known specifically when it originated. Inspection of Kazemi's phone (a T-Mobile device) showed the text in question, but there was no reflection of the time of day it was sent. T-Mobile Subpoena Compliance Specialist Melanie Caldwell said neither she nor her associates had any idea why a message that was sent wouldn't indicate a time and date. Ms. Caldwell was asked if there could be a delay of hours before a sent message was received. She said yes, such a delay could be caused by various issues, including server and technical problems. Thus, it is very possible that the message in question was actually sent hours earlier, was delayed due to technical or other issues, and was not received by McNair's phone until 2:23 a.m.