The wife of Pulse nightclub killer Islamic Omar Mateen pleaded not guilty to charges that she aided her husband.
Noor Salman was arrested by the FBI in her home on Monday, and has a hearing scheduled for Feb. 1. If convicted, the 30-year-old can face life in prison.
The indictment indicates Salman helped Mateen’s efforts on behalf of the Islamic State.
The terror wife admitted to investigators that she helped him case three potential locations for his mass shooting, then cooked up a cover story while her heavily armed husband set off to carry out the carnage according to federal prosecutors.
In the 10 days leading up to the attack, the prosecutor said, the couple burned through $30,000, including $8,000 for a diamond ring for Salman.
Laying out what may be the centerpiece of the government’s case, Sweeney said Salman joined her husband while he cased possible locations for a shooting.
Besides the Pulse nightclub, the hideous couple allegedly visited CityPlace, an upscale entertainment area in Palm Beach, Fla., and Downtown Disney in Orlando, a promenade of shops, restaurants and movie theaters.
Then on June 1, prosecutors said, the couple went to a bank to add Salman to Mateen’s account as his “payable-on-death” beneficiary, meaning she could access the account if she had a death certificate.
The day after the mass shooting, Salman contacted the bank.
Read more about the Islamic killer wife in the San Francisco Chronicle
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