Video shows Gateway shooter threatening wife
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Bonnie Hohensee's attorney describes Arthur as an angry man. She says Bonnie lived her life in fear that Arthur would one day snap.
Video only on Fox 4, captures Arthur Hohensee talking about his ex-wife Bonnie in their home last year.
"I'm afraid what the ** I'm liable to do," said Hohensee," in the video taken by his daughter, Susan Cordella. "You get together with her i want her out of the ** house, as soon as possible!"
Melissa Skeen is Bonnie Hohensee's divorce attorney.
"Shes' terrified," said Skeen. "She's told everyone that he's threatened to kill her and she actually believed he would try to do it and apparently he did."
On Wednesday night, deputies say Arthur Hohensee took his family hostage at their Lakeland Circle home in Gateway. After a shootout with police, they say he set the house on fire then took his own life.
"He's angry, an angry man," described Skeen. "You can see he just didn't care."
It's why Bonnie Hohensee filed for divorce January last year. She gave the video to Skeen a month later.
"I'm not dealing with this no ** more," said Arthur, in the video. "It's going to come to a ** screeching halt one way or the other!"
Skeen talked to Bonnie on Wednesday, after the scene unfolded.
"She called to check on us," said Skeen. "They called last night at 10:30 p.m. to check and make sure that we were okay because she knew how angry he was at my assistant and I."
Skeen says Arthur had been abusive toward Bonnie throughout their 53 years of marriage.
"He didn't want her to have the house," said Skeen. "So, I'm assuming that's why he burned the house down."
It was a fiery end to a relationship that burned with anger for so long.
"It's over!" said Arthur in the video. "I've been turning the other ** cheek!"
Since Arthur burned the house down, Skeen says Bonnie is almost destitute. And she can't receive his pension nor social security. The church is helping her make ends meet, for now.