The gunman who opened fire on his estranged wife at a San Bernardino elementary school had been married to the special needs teacher less than three months, it was revealed.
Cedric Anderson, 53, walked into a classroom at North Park Elementary School and shot dead his estranged wife Karen Smith, 53, on Monday.
After unloading his revolver, killing Smith and injuring two special needs boys standing behind her, Anderson then turned the gun on himself in the apparent murder-suicide.
Both Anderson and Smith were found dead inside the classroom and one of the students, Jonathan Martinez, eight, later died from his injuries at a hospital.
Police revealed that Anderson and Smith had just been married in late January but separated around a month ago after Smith learned that the man she married ‘wasn’t wonderful’.
Smith was a mother to four adult children from a previous marriage. Anderson also had children, but it is not known how many at this time