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 ?
If she had no clue, then why did the bullets from the 9mm that killed Steve hit him with such accuracy ? And the particular gun used has a rep as a junkie gun, prone to malfunction.
Also two weeks before the murder there was an 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.
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.
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 & felt Steve was slipping away from her. She followed Steve’s other sidepiece in their black Escalade and took the rap for Steve with a DUI arrest.
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 that the McNair marriage was headed for divorce.
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. She got the boot from the home Steve brought for her by Mechelle, who sold it for millions. Also Lucille has no contact with her grandchildren.