Prosecutors: Pulse Nightclub shooter intended to attack Disney Springs

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando nightclub shooter intended to attack Disney World’s shopping and entertainment complex by hiding a gun in a stroller but became spooked by police and instead chose the gay club as his target, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Prosecutors revealed those details during their closing arguments in the trial of Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is accused of helping her husband in the attack that killed 49 people in 2016. She is charged with obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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Federal trial begins for wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opening statements at her federal trial Wednesday outlined contrasting portraits of the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida.

Noor Salman, a 31-year-old mother, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub.

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Jury selection in Pulse nightclub shooting trial enters second day

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection continues for the second day in the federal trial of a woman whose husband killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub.

Noor Salman is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen. She’s pleaded not guilty.

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

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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.

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Security firm says it had nothing to do with Pulse gunman

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A British conglomerate being sued by survivors of the Florida nightclub shooting says it had nothing to do with the gunman’s “terrible actions,” according to a response to the lawsuit filed this week.

G4S PLC says it never directly employed gunman Omar Mateen as a security guard; its subsidiary, G4S Secure Solutions, did. The conglomerate argued in the response filed Aug. 21 that it should be dropped from the lawsuit.

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Pulse shooter prayed at Kissimmee mosque 4 days before attack

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) – An imam has released video footage of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen praying in a Central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.

Imam Helmi Elagha told reporters Sept. 28 that he was unaware that Mateen had visited the mosque until FBI investigators contacted him a couple of days after the June 12 shooting at Pulse.

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Attorney General Lynch visits Orlando, says Pulse motive still unknown

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Orlando, Fla. (AP) – The Orlando massacre at a popular gay nightclub shows no one yet has “found the magic bullet” to prevent Americans from being inspired to violence by jihadist propaganda on the Internet, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said June 21 as she visited a city still shaken by the shootings.

The case underscores the challenges the government faces in countering the narrative of radical extremism, Lynch said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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