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

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

Sitora Yusufiy, the former spouse of Omar Mateen, 29, identified as the shooter slain by police at the end of yesterday’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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