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Dec 30, 2009 12:22 PM

Ex-wife of casino gunman says he was an angry person

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) - The ex-wife of a gunman who killed his former boss and himself outside a casino in San Diego County says he was an angry person who had a history of threatening people.

Donnell Roberts' ex-wife, Maria Small, tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that he was sometimes violent toward her and once slashed the car tires of a former boss who fired him and said he wanted to kill him.

She says Roberts was an ex-Marine and the son of a police officer who committed suicide when the boy was just 10 years old.

Roberts fatally shot Raymundo Castillas and himself at the Barona Gaming Commission office Tuesday. Roberts was fired in November as an investigator with the commission. He previously was a security guard for the nearby casino.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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