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Prosecutor: Orlando Shooter’s Wife Knew He’d Attack Club

How could she not have known? The prosecutor stated that she had to have known that he was going to attack the club.

CNN:

The widow of the man who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew he was going to attack, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at her initial court appearance on charges that she aided and abetted the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Her family, meanwhile, maintains Noor Salman had no idea that her husband, Omar Mateen, was going to commit the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub.

Salman, wearing a yellow T-shirt and gray cloth pants, responded to a judge’s questions quietly in a brief appearance in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday, a day after her arrest at her parents’ home in the San Francisco suburb of Rodeo.

Salman, wearing a yellow T-shirt and gray cloth pants, responded to a judge’s questions quietly in a brief appearance in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday, a day after her arrest at her parents’ home in the San Francisco suburb of Rodeo.

A grand jury this month charged Salman with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting her husband’s material support to ISIS, the Islamist terror group to which Mateen pledged allegiance in phone calls with 911 and the media before dying in a shootout with police.

“She knew he was going to conduct the attack,” Assistant US Attorney Roger Handberg told the judge Tuesday.

The government will want the case heard in Florida, where the killings happened and where Salman and Mateen lived with their young son at the time, Handberg said.

The judge read the charges and asked Salman if she understood her rights.

“Yes, your honor,” she said softly, her head bowed.

Salman’s formal arraignment was delayed until Wednesday morning. A public defender asked for the delay so that a decision can be made about who will be her lead attorney. More

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