McNair's Son Visits Scene Of Murder-Suicide - WSMV News 4

McNair's Son Visits Scene Of Murder-Suicide

Updated: May 25, 2010

Steve McNair Jr. just graduated from Oak Grove High School in Mississippi this past weekend. He's getting ready to go to college on a football scholarship, following in his father's footsteps.

But before all that begins, he and his mother took off on a road trip, and their first stop was Nashville and the place where his father was killed.

McNair was killed in a murder-suicide by his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, at his downtown condo last July.

"Yeah, I really did want to go in," said McNair, Jr. "I wanted to see what the police were talking about and how he was sitting. I want to see everything. I want to see all the details. I wish I could have been here to see his body, but I couldn't."

McNair Jr., who's the spitting image of his late father, recalled the day he found out what happened. His friend first told him, he turned on the TV and what he heard, he couldn't believe.

"Nah, it can't be true, can't be true," he remembered thinking. "Then, to just go up to my grandma's house and see all the cars and all the people crying, it hurt me really deep down inside that he's really gone."

McNair's oldest son stared at the door to the place where his father was shot to death.

"To this day, I still don't believe it, because I know I was just now getting close to him, just now getting to know him and just now getting to be a father and son," he said.

"It's really tough for me to watch him go through the things he go through when they were getting really, really close," said Cotina Feazell, McNair Jr.'s mother.

"Football season is the hardest thing for me," he said.

And now a new season for the young McNair is approaching. His father will never get to see him play college football. But while Monty, as his dad called him, will miss him being there, McNair Jr. said it isn't just the days on the field that are difficult.

"I ain't had nobody to look up to, give me advice about sports, childhood life, graduating life, anything in the future, besides my mom," he said. "As a father figure, I ain't had nobody, really, but my uncles, so it's been quite difficult."

Other than getting an education, McNair Jr. said his No. 1 goal is to play in the NFL someday.

Last year, he said he was going to Southern Miss, but he told Channel 4 now he's going to attend Pearl River Community College in Mississippi for his first two years.

Vincent Hill, former Metro officer and book author, asked the grand jury Monday to reopen the case.

"I think it should, but I really don't know all the details," said McNair Jr.

"I really don't think this young girl did what they say she did," said Feazell, who is one of the five people who wrote letters, along with Kazemi's ex-boyfriend, asking for the case to be reopened.

Hill said his main reasons for wanting it reopened are numerous errors, contradicting statements and the failure to follow up on leads that could have brought the real killers to justice.

Kazemi's sister said she would love to see the case reopened. She said her sister knew of Steve's gun and wouldn't have needed to buy one from Adrian Gilliam.

The representative of McNair's wife, Mechelle McNair, did not respond to a request for comment.

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