Omar Mateen married a woman he met online, but the relationship quickly fell apart because of his abusive behavior … according to the now ex-wife.
Omar and Sitora Yusufiy hooked up in 2009 … he was living in Florida, and she moved there to be with him when they got married. she says his temper quickly became apparent — “He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”
The ex-wife spoke to the Washington Post, and says the abuse came just a few months into the marriage, and when she told her parents … they came and got her.
She says she never saw or spoke to Mateen again. According to docs, their divorce was finalized in 2011 — 2 years before the FBI’s first run-in with Mateen.
According to records obtained … he worked for a security company called G4S. The Sitora said he was a guard at a juvenile delinquent facility. She also said he owned one handgun while they were together, but she never saw any sign he was radicalized.
Important to note … that was 7 years ago.
Sitora also gave a press conference at her home in Colorado.