Widow of Pulse nightclub gunman acquitted

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11: Neema Bahrami and Jacque Azevrdo (L-R) hug outside the Pulse gay nightclub one day before the one year anniversary of the shooting on June 11, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the club a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub has been acquitted on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack.

Noor Salman was found not guilty of charges of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization.

Salman was married to Omar Mateen when he attacked the Pulse nightclub.

Prosecutors say Salman knew about Mateen’s guns, his affinity for violent Muslim extremist videos and his intention to attack a location, but did nothing to stop him.

Defense attorneys described Salman as a simple woman with a low IQ who was abused by her husband, and who didn’t know of his plans because he concealed much of his life from her.

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2 comments

  • Mac Woods

    Yeah, because she probably had NO idea. Right? I mean absolutely no stinking clue. He probably never once discussed his desire to commit this crime. Especially the day of. She probably didn’t notice ANY change his routine or behavior. “Low” IQ is hardly indicative of innocence.