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By JEANNIE NUSS
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Records of FBI interviews show that a man who shot two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas bought a rifle at a Walmart and another handgun from a man advertising his guns in a newspaper.

Abdulhakim Muhammad has pleaded guilty to killing Pvt. William Long and wounding another soldier in 2009. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday. He has said he bought the bought rifles, a pistol and ammunition shortly before the shooting.

A batch of documents obtained by The Associated Press detail how Muhammad purchased the guns.

Walmart employees interviewed by FBI agents said that Muhammad bought a rifle there. Another man advertising a gun in the newspaper says Muhammad bought a handgun from him.

An FBI spokesman declined comment.

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