Killer’s ex gun ter­ror over ticket

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Karen Rock­ett

THE ex- wife of Texas church gun­man Devin Kel­ley told how he threat­ened to shoot her after she got speed­ing ticket.

Tessa Bren­na­man said Kel­ley pulled a gun from a hol­ster and put it to her head re­peat­edly snarling: “Do you want to die?”

In her first TV in­ter­view Tessa said Kel­ley, who killed or wounded 46 peo­ple in a ri­fle ram­page last Sun­day, “had a lot of demons or ha­tred in­side”.

Four years ago Kel­ley, then serv­ing in the US Air Force, was jailed for a year and de­moted for beat­ing up Tessa and their young son.

Tessa said he had of­ten sub­jected her to abuse and vi­o­lence and threat­ened to kill her en­tire fam­ily.

His slaugh­ter in the tiny town of Suther­land Springs was said to have been prompted by a feud with his for­mer mother-in-law.

Kel­ley was chased from the scene by two lo­cals be­fore killing him­self. SEVEN-year-old Archie Cook hopes to be a dust­man – and got a lift to school in a bin lorry as a birth­day sur­prise in Not­ting­ham.

KILLER: Devin Kel­ley

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