ORLANDO, Florida. – Lawyers for the woman accused of helping her husband plan to June 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida have rested their case in her federal trial.
Noor Salman defense rested after calling a expert Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday.
Prosecutors told the jury that Salman knew Omar Mateen was the buying of rounds of ammunition, helped him spend thousands of dollars for the attack at the Pulse nightclub and knew about his plan when he left the house for the shooting, where he killed 49 people in 2016. They also say that they lied in an attempt to deceive FBI agents, and had knowledge of her husband’s sick fascination with the violent jihad-videos and terrorism.
Defense attorneys describe the 31-year-old mother as a simple woman with a low IQ, who was abused by her husband.