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Broke & Desperate! Orlando Shooter's Family Deep In Debt Before Savage Murders

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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Jun. 15 2016, Published 3:35 p.m. ET

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Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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Before Omar Mateen savagely murdered 49 innocent victims in an Orlando, Florida, gay bar late Saturday night, his family was in an increasingly desperate financial situation, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Florida home belonging to Omar Mateen’s parents

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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In St. Lucie County court documents obtained by Radar, the killer's parents, Seddique and Shahla Mateen, were sued for foreclosure on their mortgage. The couple owed $276,617.29 on their St. Lucie County home, records indicate. (The case was dismissed in February 2012.)

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Father of Orlando Pulse night club shooter Omar Mateen , Seddique Mateen in his Port St Lucie home

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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Three years prior, the couple sued a woman who they allege caused a car crash back in 2006, leaving the Seddique injured and unable to work to his full capacity. The family lost the case, and was ordered to pay nearly $13,000 to the defendant. An appeal was dismissed.

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Orlando shooter’s father Seddique Mateen talks to media at his home in Port St Lucie, Florida.

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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In 2014, the Mateen family's financial hardships continued. A collection agency sued them for an unpaid $1,000 Home Depot bill. (The case was dismissed the following year.)

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Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt

The Mateen's son was also struggling. As Radar reported, he declared $0 in assets during his nasty divorce from ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy.

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Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt

Omar, who was a security guard before his death, had a shady employment history. As Radar exclusively reported, he worked at least six different jobs between 2002 and 2006, and was even fired from a Jensen Beach, Florida, Chick-fil-A for "failing to meet performance standards," an employee said.

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Orlando shooter’s father Seddique Mateen talks to media at his home in Port St Lucie, Florida.

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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Now, Seddique Mateen is desperate to defend himself following his son's heinous actions.  "I am not homophobic. I did not bring this on him…I respect everybody," he told Radar, adding that he is not a Taliban or ISIS supporter.

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Aftermath of Orlando nightclub shooting

Orlando shooter broke desperate omar mateen family debt
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Meanwhile, the victims' autopsies are expected to be completed on Tuesday evening, a spokesperson for the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office told Radar. The grieving families were consoled by the FBI and other officials in a secret meeting yesterday.

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