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The Latest: Pulse shooter’s widow sobbing with joy after acquittal

ORLANDO, Florida. – The Latest on the trial of the widow of the Orlando night club shooting that killed 49 people in 2016 (all times are local):

11 hours

The hands of the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub Orlando quivered in the moments before a jury was acquitted of all charges.

WKMG TV reported that Noor Salman’s family gasped Friday when a court official has said aloud that she was found not guilty of lying to the FBI and her husband to help plan the attack. She had faced life in prison if convicted.

After the verdicts were read, Salman started to cry of joy and her family held each other. On the other side of the courtroom, the families of the victims of the Wrist shoot sat stone-faced and silent.

Outside the courthouse, Salman’s family said that they were eager to see her and her young son again. She has been in prison for the last two years pending his trial.

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10:30 pm

The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub Orlando is acquitted on charges of lying to the FBI and her husband to help, in 2016, to the attack.

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

Salman was married to Omar Mateen when he fell the Pulse of the 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’s hidden part of his life from her.

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9:45 pm

Jurors have reached a verdict in the lawsuit of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter that killed 49 people in 2016.

The officials of the U. S. District Court in Orlando said Friday that the jury had reached its decision and it will be announced in about 30 minutes.

Noor Salman is charged with obstruction and the provision of material support to a terrorist organization. She is facing life in prison, if convicted.

Salman was married to Omar Mateen when he made an attack on the gay 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’s hidden part of his life from her.

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11:25 pm

Jurors in the trial of a woman accused of aiding her husband in a terrorist attack on a nightclub Orlando will deliberate her fate for a third day.

Noor Salman is charged with obstruction and the provision of material support to a terrorist organization. She is facing life in prison if convicted of all charges.

Salman is the man, Omar Mateen, who shot and killed 49 people in the Pulse nightclub in June 2016. The police killed him after the attack.

Prosecutors say Salman knew about Mateen’s plans and did nothing to stop them. Her lawyers say that she had no knowledge of them and was mentally and physically abused by him. They say that they are not an Islamic extremist.

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