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Jury finds widow of Pulse nightclub shooter not guilty of helping carry out massacre

Jury finds widow of Pulse nightclub shooter not guilty of helping carry out massacre

Noor Salman is not guilty of helping her husband, Omar Mateen, carry out the mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, a jury decided Friday.

The 12-member jury delivered its verdict after deliberating for about 12 hours over three days. Salman was also acquitted of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors accused her of lying to the FBI agents who investigated her husband’s mass murder, which he carried out in support of a foreign terror group, the Islamic State.

Had she been convicted, Salman, 31, would have faced up to life in prison.

Salman walked out of the Orange County Jail hand-in-hand with defense lawyer Fritz Scheller shortly after the...

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