Man sentenced to prison in sale of gun that shot McNair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A convicted murderer who pleaded guilty to selling the gun used to kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Adrian Gilliam, of nearby La Vergne, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Nashville to 30 months.

Gilliam acknowledged during a court hearing in September that he sold a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol to McNair's mistress for $100.

Nashville police said the woman, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, used the weapon to kill McNair and herself on July 4.

Gilliam was arrested about two weeks later and initially pleaded not guilty.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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