Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife pleads not guilty

Salman agreed last week to be transferred to Florida from California, where she’d been held since her January arrest. A tentative June trial date was set.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The wife of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre has pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting her husband and obstruction of justice.

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Her attorneys say she didn’t know the extent of his plans and has no connection to terror groups. Prosecutors say she knew about Mateen’s plans to attack the nightclub on June 12, killing 49 people.

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The Orlando Sentinel reports Salman’s attorney waived the reading of an indictment and entered a not guilty plea for her.

Gunman Omar Mateen, right, with his second wife, Noor Zahi Salman, and their three-year-old son. (Facebook)

Noor Salman, wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, made a brief appearance before a judge in the Orlando federal courthouse Wednesday.