Pulse nightclub shooter woman to stand trial in Orlando

Noor Salman, the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was ordered to stand trial in Orlando in March 2018.

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The wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people in a nightclub Orlando last year in the name of ISIS, will be tried in Florida city, a judge Wednesday ordered.

Noor Salman’s lawyers had submitted a motion in September to have her trial moved to a different city, claiming that the media coverage of her husband in the attack and comments by Orlando police chief John Mina would not allow her a fair trial, according to WESH.


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Salman is charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Salman’s man, Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded almost 70 others when he opened fire at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

The gay bar on the night of the shooting was filled with more than 300 people. Mateen 911 when he was pulling out of the attack to pledge his allegiance to ISIS, and was shouting “Allah akbar”, while the involvement of civil servants, law enforcement sources told Fox News around the time of the attack.

Salman knew about her husband’s plan for the recording and how he promised allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, prosecutors said. She shopped with her husband the night before the attack when he bought five containers with ammunition, a source close to the investigation told Fox News.

The prosecutors have said Salman knew about her husband’s plan of attack Pulse nightclub before the mass shooting occurred.

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The motion has been filed for Salman, according to the Sentinel, cited comments made by the head of the police, one of whom said: “I am glad to see that Omar Mateen, the woman is charged with helping her husband in the commission of the brutal attack on the Pulse of the nightclub.”


The statement stems from a comment Mina made when Salman was arrested in January. He said her arrest provides “a relief to know that someone is accountable for that heinous crime.”

The judge is to be quoted a U.S. Supreme court ruling, which said: “the awareness of media attention does not necessarily produce prejudice, and juror impartiality does not require ignorance,” WESH reported.

Salman’s trial is scheduled for March 1.

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