ORLANDO, Florida. – The Latest on the trial of a woman accused of helping her husband plan a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub (all times are local):
Closing arguments are underway in the trial of a woman accused of helping her husband in an attack on the gay night club Pulse in Orlando.
Assistant district Attorney of the V. S. Sara Sweeney on Wednesday told the jury that Noor Salman “knowingly engaged in misleading conduct” when she spoke to the FBI in the hours after the attack, and helped her husband Omar Mateen planning of the attack. Mateen killed 49 people in 2016.
Salman is charged with obstruction and the provision of material support to a terrorist organization.
Sweeney, says Salman didn’t know that Mateen was going to be the Pulse of the nightclub. She thought that he would go to Disney. The government claims that Salman knew Mateen had guns, and they also instructed him to lie about his whereabouts that night to his mother.
The defense is expected to begin closings arguments later Wednesday.
Closing statements are expected to begin in the trial of a woman accused of helping her husband plan to June 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida.
The prosecutor, defense attorneys, will give the closing statements on Wednesday morning in the federal trial of Noor Salman, the 31-year-old mother accused of aiding her husband in the June 2016 Pulse nightclub attack.
The prosecutors have said Salman knew Omar Mateen was buying ammunition, helped him to spend the money for the attack and knew about his plan when he left the house in the night that he killed 49 people in 2016.
Defense attorneys, describing 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’s hidden part of his life from her.