The ex-wife of Texas church gunman Devin Kelley has told how he once threatened to shoot her for getting a speeding ticket.
Tessa Brennaman said Kelley pulled a gun from a holster and put it to her head repeatedly snarling: “Do you want to die?”
In her first TV interview Tessa said Kelley, who killed 26 people in a rifle rampage last Sunday, “had a lot of demons or hatred inside him”.
Kelley also wounded 20 people in the shooting.Read More
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Four years ago Kelley, then serving in the US Air Force, was jailed for a year and demoted for beating up Tessa and their young son.
Tessa told CBS News in America he had often subjected her to abuse and violence and threatened to kill her entire family.
His slaughter in the tiny town of Sutherland Springs was said to have been prompted by a feud with his former mother-in-law. Kelley was chased from the scene by two locals before killing himself.
Kelley had been banned from buying or owning a gun after his domestic violence conviction but his conviction “was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database”, the Air Force revealed in the wake of the shooting.