Officials: Shooter’s widow knew he would do ‘something bad’

ORLANDO, Fla. — Investigators say the widow of the man who killed dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Florida knew her husband “was going to do something bad” before the attack.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that a statement written by an FBI agent and signed by Noor Salman says that she was in denial that her husband, Omar Mateen, could hurt other people when he left their home with guns and ammunition.

Salman faces charges of aiding a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. Mateen killed 49 people and wounded at least 68 others during the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

Salman’s attorneys and federal prosecutors continued a hearing Friday to discuss whether sealed evidence and an expert witness’ testimony should be allowed at her March trial. The hearing was closed to the public.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.