Monday 23 April 2018

Pulse nightclub gunman’s father ‘was FBI informant for 11 years’

Noor Salman is accused of aiding her husband Omar Mateen in his attack on the gay nightclub in Florida, which left 49 people dead.

The gunman's widow is accused of helping him plan the deadly attack (AP)
The gunman's widow is accused of helping him plan the deadly attack (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Lawyers for the widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman said they have only just been told that the attacker’s father was an FBI informant for 11 years.

Representatives of Noor Salman are asking for a mistrial, saying this information 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 said prosecutors contacted them on 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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