Church gunman sent mother-in-law threatening messages: Texas official

– The gunman who slaughtered 26 parishioners at a church in rural Texas sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law as a “domestic situation” roiled his extended family, authorities said at a news conference on Monday.

“There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws,” Freeman Martin, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told reporters. “The mother-in-law attended the church. We know he sent threatening … that she had received threatening text messages from him.”