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Texas shooter's ex-wife: 'Demons ... hatred' consumed him

Texas shooter's ex-wife: 'Demons ... hatred' consumed him

The first wife of the man who killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church has said he had "a lot of demons or hatred inside of him".

"Inside Edition" anchor Deborah Norville joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Tessa Brennaman's interview about her ex-husband, Devin Patrick Kelley.

In November 2012, Kelley, then 23, pleaded guilty to hitting, choking, kicking and pulling her hair, as well as fracturing the skull of her young son from a prior relationship.

Watch Brennaman's full interview with "Inside Edition" at 7 p.m. ET on Monday. "And he took that gun out and he put it to my temple and said, 'Do you want to die?"

In one startling incident, she said he even pulled out a gun and held it to her head as they drove along a desolate highway.

The former wife of the gunman who rained terror on a Texas church has spoken out about her brief and turbulent marriage to the killer. "Do you want to die?"' Brennaman recalled.

The former Air Force airman was sentenced to 12 months of confinement and ultimately removed from the military with a bad-conduct discharge and a reduction of rank.




Last week, the US Air Force admitted it had failed to notify federal authorities of the conviction, which would have meant Kelley was banned from purchasing the Ruger AR-556 rifle and two handguns he used in the shooting.

Law enforcement officers gather in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, November 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Kelly slaughtered 26 people last Sunday at a Texas church.

The mother-in-law sometimes attended services at the church but was not present on Sunday. Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost his adopted daughter in the attack, said leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention collectively made the decision to demolish the church, after it was deemed too painful to continue using the building as a place of worship.

Law enforcement officials works at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017. He was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Eleven people remained hospitalized Friday with wounds from the shooting.