The ex-wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen said he repeatedly abused her, was emotionally unstable and displayed signs of bipolar disorder. She added that he sometimes expressed anger towards gay people. Sitora YuSufi was speaking to media next to her home in Colorado on Sunday. She revealed that she met Mateen via an online dating service and moved to Florida to marry him in 2009. Their marriage lasted just four months.

“At the beginning he was a normal [human] being that cared about family, loved to joke, loved to have fun, but then a few months after we were married I saw his instability,” YuSufi said. “I saw that he was bipolar and he would get mad out of nowhere. That’s when I started worrying about my safety.” Soon the honeymoon was over – Mateen started abusing his wife and her family had to “rescue” her. READ MORE