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

14 November 2017, 03:38 | Opal Carroll

After Texas church shooting, 'most of our church family is gone'

Texas church gunman raised many red flags

Devin Patrick Kelley carried out the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history on Sunday, killing 25 people and an unborn child at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio.

Jessika Edwards, a former Air Force staff sergeant who said she worked with Kelley at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, told CNN that Kelley often got into trouble.

Brennaman, 25, told the tabloid TV show that Kelly was mean and abusive towards her and once threatened to kill her over a parking ticket.

"There would be times where I would be on the floor curled up, and having to protect my organs because he would be violently kicking me on my side", she said in the interview clips released by "Inside Edition".

Kelley also was accused of pointing a loaded firearm and an unloaded firearm at the woman, according to the court-martial documents, but he pleaded not guilty to those allegations and they were "withdrawn and dismissed with prejudice after arraignment".

Kelley pleaded guilty assaulting Ms Brennaman and fracturing her young son's skull in 2012 while he was in the US Air Force. As a convicted felon, he would not have been able to purchase a gun if the Air Force had reported his status.

The obsession was so pronounced, Edwards said, that when Kelley was disciplined for poor performance she told her bosses to "back off or he would shoot the place up".

He was confined to a military prison for one year in the case, and received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force.

The mother-in-law sometimes attended services at the church, but she wasn't there the day of the shootings.

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About 100 people gathered Saturday outside the community center for the ceremony, where a wreath was placed near flags to remember those killed last weekend.

Jackson said he hopes Saturday's ceremony will start a healing process "to put this horrific tragedy behind us and look to the future". Almost half of the victims had ties to the U.S. Air Force.

An Air Force official has said that 12 of the victims had direct connections to the Air Force, "either members or with family ties".

Outside the church, he dropped the military-style AR-15 rifle he used in the massacre and drove away from the scene in his truck, pursued by two locals, before shooting himself dead with a handgun.

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.

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