Florida gunman was 'mentally ill' with violent temper, ex-wife says

Reuters , Monday 13 Jun 2016

Sitora Yusufiy
Sitora Yusufiy, the ex-wife of Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen, gives a statement to the media at their home outside Boulder, Colo. on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (Photo: AP)

The gunman who killed 50 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history was emotionally and mentally disturbed with a violent temper, yet aspired to be a police officer, his ex-wife said on Sunday.

Sitora Yusufiy, the former spouse of Omar Mateen, 29, identified as the shooter slain by police at the end of Sunday's massacre, also told reporters in a news conference aired on CNN that she was "rescued" by family members from her ex-husband after four months of a stormy marriage that ended in divorce.

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