The Newest at the trial of the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter (all instances native):
Opening statements are providing opposing portraits of the widow of the person who shot and killed 49 other folks at a homosexual nightclub in Florida.
A federal prosecutor and Noor Salman’s protection lawyer opened her trial in federal court docket Wednesday.
The 31-year-old is charged with assisting and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in making plans the 2016 assault at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Prosecutors are portraying Salman as serving to Mateen scope out conceivable places to assault and figuring out of his plan when he left the home within the hours sooner than the assault. Additionally they say she lied and attempted to deceive FBI brokers.
Her lawyer says Salman is a straightforward, being concerned mom of a Five-year-old with an IQ of 84 and knew not anything about Mateen’s plans.
The widow of the gunman who killed 49 other folks on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is happening trial in federal court docket.
Thirty-one-year-old Noor Salman is charged with assisting and abetting her deceased husband Omar Mateen in making plans the 2016 assault at the Pulse nightclub. She faces lifestyles in jail if convicted. She has pleaded now not to blame.
The primary statements within the trial and the primary witnesses are scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Prosecutors have mentioned Salman accompanied her husband when he cased places for doable terrorist assaults, knew forward of time that he was once making plans the assault and misled FBI brokers about what she knew about her husband’s plans.
The protection plans to argue that Salman was once abused by means of her husband and was once fearful of him.