Salon suspect's ex-wife claimed abuse

October 13, 2011 - 1:45 PM

SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The ex-wife of the man suspected in a hair salon shooting rampage that left eight dead in Seal Beach, Calif., claimed in court filings this year that he was unstable and physically abusive to her during their marriage.

Michelle Fournier Dekraai made the allegations in May in a filing involving custody of their 7-year-old son.

She said Scott Dekraai was "almost manic" when it came to decisions about their son and asked the court to decline his request for more time with the boy.

The ex-wife worked at the salon where police say Dekraai opened fire Wednesday afternoon. Police have not released information about the victims and it's unclear if the ex-wife is among them.