Cedric Anderson, and his wife, teacher Karen Smith, were lovingly enjoying their honeymoon in Sedona, Ariz., in January.
“We’re having a ball,” he said in one of the videos posted on Facebook. “It’s been nice.”
She was a beautiful bride when she tied the knot to the 53-year-old former pastor and military vet.
After they got married on January 28, Anderson moved into his wife’s home in a gated community but it wasn’t long before the marriage became a troubled one.
Just a few weeks ago, Smith decided she had no choice but to seek a divorce.
Investigators want to know how Anderson, in a matter of two-and-a-half months went from gushing groom to the madman who strode into his wife’s classroom at North Park Elementary School Monday, killing her and 8-year-old student Jonathan Martinez, and wounding a second child.
Anderson then turned the gun on himself.
Smith, who sang in her church choir, was a “beautiful person,” her cousin, Jessica Alexander, told Inside Edition.
“When she walked into a room she would light up the room,” Alexander said. “When she told us she was getting married, I said, ‘You look so happy.'”
Alexander said she didn’t see cracks in the relationship as her cousin was a private person.