Because this episode presents the murder as a whodunnit ? was it Steve’s sidepiece Sahel Kazemi or career criminal Adrian Gilliam, who actually owned the gun ? Or Mechelle McNair ?
Sahel’s AKA Jenni’s friend Lakresia Polite pointed out that Jenni was scared of things like spiders and she had no clue how to handle a gun. If she didn’t know how to handle a gun then why were the bullets from the 9mm that killed Steve were fired with such accuracy ? And the particular gun used has a rep as a junkie gun, prone to malfunction.
And why was Steve “Mr. Rubberband Man” McNair found with only 7 dollars on him ? Where was his Rolex and other jewelry ? Also two weeks before the murder there were a usually high number of text messages (157) and phone calls (45) between Sahel and Adrian, one phone call less than two hours before the murder.
Vincent Hill a private investigator hired by Steve’s mother Lucille who always sensed something wasn’t right with her son’s murder is the main one who knew something smelled fishy regarding the urgency in which the Memphis police wanted to close the case, despite the inconsistencies.
One in which the story that Adrian Gilliam told about Sahel buying the gun from him at her workplace (Dave & Buster’s) wasn’t true. Sahel’s co worker who worked the same shift with her said that was impossible. And the co worker also said her words were twisted about Sahel saying she wanted to end it..not her life but her relationship with Steve.
Adrian, who told police he was desperate for money also told more lies when he said he never heard of Sahel but later admitted he lied because his fiance was present and alibi about being at his friends house was later refuted.
And as much as Sahel’s friend tried to paint their relationship being not the typical sidepiece married man relationship, it was known Sahel was in deep debt herself, followed Steve’s other sidepiece in their black Escalade, took the rap for Steve with a DUI arrest and felt he was slipping away from her.
Was his wife Mechelle lying when she said she couldn’t find it ? After all she had over 15 million reasons for a will not to exist. And family friend Alvin Simpson says the McNair marriage was not a happy one that was headed for divorce and Steve wasn’t living in their home.
And while the ratchetness that Steve allowed himself to get caught up in that led to his murder is tragic, following a close second is the treatment of his mother Lucille, who got the boot from the home Steve brought for her by his widow, who sold it for millions and as of today has no contact with her grandchildren.