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Feds arrest felon in sale of gun in McNair killing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair's mistress bought the gun she used to kill him from a convicted murderer whose fiancee was afraid to have it in the house, authorities said Friday.

Adrian J. Gilliam Jr., 33, of La Vergne, Tenn., was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted selling a 9 mm Bryco/Jennings to Sahel Kazemi for $100, according to court documents.

Kazemi, 20, shot McNair to death at his condo July 4 before killing herself. Authorities say she met Gilliam while she was trying to sell her car and told him she was looking to buy a gun.

Gilliam was convicted in 1993 in Florida of murder and attempted armed robbery. He told police he sold the gun to Kazemi, whom he identified from a police photo.

Detectives traced the gun to its 2002 sale at a pawn shop.

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