Noor Salman and Omar Mateen with their son
Noor Salman and Omar Mateen with their son

Wednesday, Noor Salman, wife of Omar Mateen, the Pulse Nightclub murderer, appeared in federal court in Orlando. Salman has been charged with aiding and abetting her husband in the attack and with lying to investigators after the June 12, 2016 shooting where her husband killed 49 people and wounded 53.

Salman is now living in her mother’s home in suburban San Franciso. She initially told investigators that she knew nothing about the attack. She subsequently changed her story claiming that Mateen abused steroids, was “pumped up” on the night of the attack and said “this is the one day” as he walked out the door.

Prosecutors have determined that the couple charged over $25,000 on credit cards and spent $5,000 in cash in the days prior to the attack. The purchases include an $8,000 diamond ring for Salman. Salman’s trial is scheduled tentatively for June.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.