FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Court records show that a man arrested Tuesday for killing his ex-wife after a five-hour standoff had a tumultuous marriage that ended in divorce and a protective order against him.
49-year-old John St. Angelo surrendered after police used a robot to throw tear gas inside a house where he was holed up.
A police spokeswoman said he had a self-inflicted wound. St. Angelo remained hospitalized Wednesday.
He is accused of stabbing to death his ex-wife, real estate agent Suzanne Parsons.
Court documents show that the couple's divorce was finalized Dec. 16. They filed for divorce in May, the same month that Parsons obtained a protective order against St. Angelo.
St. Angelo was then arrested in June for assaulting Parsons' brother with a hammer.