A compilation of daily news articles from around the United States about deaths (including both people and animals) that appear to occur in the context of a past or present intimate relationship, focusing on 2009-present. (NOTE: this blog is limited to incidents that appear in the media and are captured by our search terms. We recognize this is not an exhaustive portrayal of all deaths resulting from intimate violence.)
When is society going to realize intimate violence makes victims of us all?
Evidence suggests that former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was killed in a murder-suicide with Sahel Kazemi, a 20-year old woman he had been dating for several months, media outlets are reporting.
McNair was found shot to death in a Nashville condominium he was renting. He suffered several gunshot wounds, including one to the head. Kazemi was found on the floor near him with a single gunshot wound to her head. The Nashville Tennesseanreports a pistol was found near her body.
Additionally, Nashville police are not actively looking for suspects. Police have not yet called the deaths the result of a murder-suicide. Autopsies are scheduled for today, after which an official cause of death is likely to be named.
"We expect to make additional conclusions after the autopsy process," police spokesperson Don Aaron told theTennessean.
On Thursday, Nashville police had arrested Kazemi on a DUI charge while driving a 2007 Escalade registered to her and McNair. McNair was in the front seat, but didn't break the law and was allowed to leave by taxi.