San Bernardino shooter had threat­ened his es­tranged wife

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SAN BERNARDINO | The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school Mon­day was a pas­tor and Navy vet­eran who ac­cused his es­tranged wife of in­fi­delity.

When he failed in ef­forts to win her back, he went to her class­room and fa­tally shot her and one of the spe­cial needs chil­dren she taught, po­lice said Tues­day. In the pre­ced­ing weeks, Karen Smith told fam­ily mem­bers, her hus­band, Cedric An­der­son, tried to get her to re­turn home and threat­ened her.

But she did not share in­for­ma­tion about her mar­i­tal prob­lems with col­leagues, po­lice said.

“She ef­fec­tively kept her pri­vate life pri­vate,” San Bernardino Po­lice Chief Jar­rod Bur­guan said.

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