Texas church shooter's ex-wife says he threatened to kill her

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 06:50 IST

New York [United States], November 12 (ANI): The former wife of Devin Kelley, who opened fire at a Texas church last Sunday killing at least 26 people, has described him as menacing and abusive man who constantly threatened her and her family with death.

Kelley's ex-wife, Tessa Brennaman said in an interview with the TV show 'Inside Edition' that her life was filled with abuse when she was married to him.

She recalled one instance where Kelley even threatened to shoot her after she received a speeding ticket.

"He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him," CNN quoted her as saying on a television show.

According to reports, public records show that Kelley married Tessa Kelley in 2011 and they divorced in 2012.

Kelley, who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010, was removed from the military with a bad-conduct discharge and a reduction of rank.

He was also sentenced to 12 months of confinement for assaulting his then-wife and stepson.

In 2013, Kelley pleaded guilty to choking Brennaman, pulling her hair and kicking her.

He also pleaded guilty to hitting her young son's head and body, fracturing his skull.(ANI)