Texas church shooter's ex-wife says he was abusive, had 'demons'
Nov 13 2017 by Desiree Burns
'He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, ' said Brennaman, adding that Kelley had threatened to kill her and her whole family.
Tune into Inside Edition on Monday for more of the exclusive interview with Tessa Brennaman and to hear how she reacted when she found out her ex-husband was behind the massacre.
Brennaman and Kelley divorced in 2012, after less than two years of marriage.
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Kelley, the suspect in the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017. They said all three were purchased by Kelley.
A woman who worked with the gunman who killed more than two dozen people in a Texas church says he'd shake with rage and seemed obsessed with a man who killed nine people in a SC church.
Afterwards, Kelley would warn her against seeking help.
"And he had a gun in his holster right here and he took that gun out, and he put it to my temple and he told me, 'Do you want to die?"
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.
Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 for assault on his spouse and stepson, according to the Air Force.
"He's like, 'I could just bury you somewhere in the desert and no one would ever find you, '" she said.
Brennaman claimed that Kelley pulled a gun on her after she got a speeding ticket, CNN reported.
The shooting, which left dozens dead 20 others injured, stemmed from a domestic dispute involving Kelly and his mother-in-law, who was a member of the church community but was not present on the day of tragic event. Around that same time, Kelley was charged with assaulting Brennaman and her child from a previous relationship.
Meanwhile, parishioners who survived the slaughter at First Baptist Church of Sutherland said Friday that a week before the massacre, Kelley acted bizarrely.
The shooter then died of a self-inflicted wound after being shot and chased by two residents when he was leaving the church, authorities said.
Before the church is demolished, it will serve as a temporary memorial, said Rod Green, who also serves as the grounds steward for the church.