Judge refuses to grant mistrial for wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

Author: Associated Press
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A judge refused to grant a mistrial for the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter, and closing arguments are expected this week.

Lawyers for Noor Salman are asking for a mistrial, saying information about how the gunman’s father was an FBI informant for 11 years should have been disclosed earlier by prosecutors.

Salman is accused of helping her husband, Omar Mateen, plan the June 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where he killed 49 people.

Her lawyers’ federal court motion filed Monday says prosecutors contacted them Saturday night and told them about Seddique Mateen’s relationship with the FBI.

Salman is standing trial on accusations of aiding her husband in the attack against the gay nightclub in Florida.

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