Published: May 24, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
Updated: May 24, 2013 6:39 PM EDT

GATEWAY, Fla.-Only WINK News has confirmed how Arthur Hohensee set his house fire on Wednesday. He's the man who deputies say fired shots at his wife and daughter before killing himself inside his Gateway home.

WINK News also has brand new video of a confrontation between Hohensee and his wife captured about a year ago.

The South Trail Fire and Rescue District says the house was set on fire in the attic by someone lighting emergency flares.
We know now that was Arthur Hohensee. 

His ex-wife's attorney tells WINK News Bonnie Hohensee endured decared years of abuse at the hands of the man who burned down this house.

Behind closed doors cell phone video gives us a glimpse into what Bonnie Hohensee endured. Her husband Arthur Hohensee is seen cursing at her, even threatening her.

"I think he was just an angry, angry crazy man," said attorney Melissa Skeen.

Skeen first met Bonnie in 2012 and helped her get a divorce from Arthur.
But she says her client endured physical and mental abuse during the course of their 53 year marriage.

"She had enough and said I'm getting a divorce and of course, he told her she was never going to get anything, and he ensured that," Skeen said.

But despite all of this, there are neighbors and friends of Arthur who stand by him.

One of his friends calls him "pops" and says Arthus is actually the victim, and that his ex wife and daughter wanted his money.