Widow To Pulse Nightclub Gunman Found Not Guilty On All Counts

by Garry Watts April 2, 2018, 1:57
Widow To Pulse Nightclub Gunman Found Not Guilty On All Counts

So did a cousin and two uncles, seated two rows behind her.

Ms Salman broke down in tears after the verdict and hugged her defence lawyers, CNN reported. "She can go home now and try to pick up the pieces".

"We knew from day one she was innocent, and thank God it came out", said Susan Adieh, a cousin.

Outside the courthouse, Salman's uncle, Al Salman thanked his niece's attorney and said, "Happy Friday".

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said in a statement that she understood that the verdict will be a disappointment to some. "Our community is strong". They said Salman, who was born in California to Palestinian parents, was abused by her husband, who cheated on her with other women and concealed much of his life from her. Those factors made her an easy target for authorities looking to scapegoat someone for the actions of Mateen, who was killed during the attack.

Prosecutor Sweeney asserted that the case was about what Salman "knew and what she did". The prosecution then went another route saying she may not have pulled the trigger but, she was used, "as a green light for her husband".

Salman's attorney took the jury through the hours of her life before the attack.

"It's a awful, random, senseless killing by a monster", Swift said during closing arguments.

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"I believe in justice", he said, "as long as we protect our justice all of us will be fine".

Later on in the test, Salman's lawyers additionally required Byron to state a mistrial or disregard the situation outright, stating the prosecution had actually held back important details for the growth of their debate.

"While Salman's acquittal should be a cause for celebration for anyone who cares about basic justice and civil liberties", wrote Greenwald, "justice will not be truly served in this case until punishment is doled out to the prosecutors who purposely hid key facts from the court in order to keep her imprisoned for a full year, along with meaningful reforms to prevent future Federal Bureau of Investigation deceit and manipulation regarding interrogations".

During 10 days of testimony, jurors watched surveillance video showing Mateen buying weapons before the shooting and also opening fire inside the nightclub.

"This has been an emotional event for our community and many may feel that justice has not prevailed; however, the system of justice has spoken", he said in a statement.

David Weinstein, a defense attorney from Miami who was not involved in the case, said the lack of a recorded confession from Salman probably influenced the jury, which was shown only a written statement. It added that Mateen has been discussing jihad with her for two years.

Christine Leinonen, an attorney and former state trooper whose only son was killed in the nightclub massacre, told The Orlando Sentinel she was disappointed but not shocked by the verdict. "The importance to this case is that if he didn't know, she couldn't know". They argued, for example, Salman had admitted to scouting Pulse nightclub with her husband - though cellphone and computer evidence would prove that could not be true, lending credence to the defence theory that Salman was admitting to falsehoods.

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