“The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was found not guilty Thursday of aiding and abetting her husband’s deadly, Islamic State-inspired attack and obstructing the FBI’s investigation into the incident,” washingtonpost.com reports. The stunning verdict means . . .
that Noor Salman, 31, can go free, and no one has yet been held criminally responsible for the June 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub. Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, was fatally wounded in an encounter with police after he killed 49 people at the club.
Ms. Salman’s attorneys convinced the jury that their client was not an accomplice to his heinous crime. And that the FBI had bullied Ms.Salman into a confession. The same federal agency that had somehow failed to alert the world that her father-in-law was an informant for the agency.
Also revealed during the trial: Mr. Mateen planned on attacking the Disney Springs complex, hiding his rifle in a baby carriage, which he’d purchased for the crime. He was deterred by the presence of armed security.