In The Monster in My Family episode ‘The Orlando Shooter: Omar Mateen,’ the first wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, Sitora Yusufiy, meets a woman whose brother Juan was killed at the gay nightclub Pulse on June 12, 2016. Mateen shot the Juan in the chest. A total of 49 people were massacred and an additional 53 were wounded that night.
Yusufiy says, “When I first learned that my ex-husband was behind a mass shooting, I was shaking.” (She was married to Mateen for less than a year before filing for divorce in 2011. Yusufiy says he was physically abusive.) “I really feel like it was the pressure from his family,” says the ex-wife, “that didn’t allow him to be who truly he is.” She tells Juan’s sister that Omar “hid himself, and Juan was a reflection for him.” Monster in My Family airs Tuesdays at 10pm on LMN.