Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow found not guilty of aiding her husband’s attack

ORLANDO, Fla. — Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter, was found not guilty on all charges on Friday.

The jury began deliberating around 1:46 p.m. on Wednesday and reached its verdict around 9:40 a.m. on Friday.

Prosecutors claimed Salman helped her husband, Omar Mateen, with his attack by creating a “cover story” for him to hide his plan from his parents, and by scouting locations together. Her lawyers said she was completely in the dark about what Mateen was doing.

The 2016 attack on Pulse nightclub claimed the lives of 49 people. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.