Widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty

Widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty

Widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty

Her family gasped each time the words "not guilty" were pronounced.

Salman avoided a potential life sentence Friday after she was found not guilty on charges of obstruction and aiding and abetting by attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization - a controversial decision that left survivors frustrated and angry.

Upon being notified that she was not guilty, Salman and a member of her legal team burst into tears.

A visibly anxious Salman, wearing a dark suit, stood in federal court as the verdict was read.

"Thank you", she whispered to her attorneys.

Salman's relatives and Clary said they were sorry for the victims and survivors.

She claimed her husband didn't use the internet in their home, but he did.

In the statement, authorities claim Salman said Mateen carried out the attack in the name of ISIS. The family has also expressed their sincerest sympathies to those involved in the shooting, but were elated at the outcome of the trial.

Christine Leinonen, an attorney and former state trooper whose only son was killed in the nightclub massacre, told The Orlando Sentinel she was disappointed but not shocked by the verdict.

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Eventually, however, the court agreed the protection anyhow, acquitting Noor Salman of both costs: aiding and abetting the arrangement of product assistance to an worldwide terrorism company- in this instance, the Islamic State, to which Omar Mateen vowed his obligation throughout the strike- and also blockage of justice.

Salman's attorneys argued that she was just a "simple-minded" victim.

Later on in the test, Salman's lawyers additionally required Byron to state a mistrial or disregard the situation outright, stating the prosecution had actually held back important details for the growth of their debate.

Hernandez was shot eight times when Omar Mateen opened fire on the crows.

Attorney Charles Swift said there was no way Salman knew that Mateen would attack the Pulse nightclub because even he didn't know he would attack the nightclub until after he went to his initial target, the Disney Springs complex. If she had been convicted, she could have received life in prison. "I wish I had been more truthful", she wrote in the statement, which was shown in court.

Jurors in the trial of a woman accused of aiding her husband's terrorist attack against an Orlando nightclub will deliberate her fate for a third day. They say it was coerced and she signed it because she was exhausted and feared losing her young son.

Ms Salman's statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the hours after the attack appeared to play a key role in the case. She said Salman's alleged confession was "clearly coerced" and added: "Cops screw up their own cases". She called a friend and her uncle in California, saying that she was coming to visit and that Mateen would be joining them. A judge rejected motions to either dismiss the case or order a mistrial earlier this week.

A jury has cleared Noor Salman of all charges related to the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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