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Wife of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen breaks her silence to The New York Times

Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 17:53:14-04

The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has broken her silence.

Noor Salman was interviewed by The New York Times.

She claims that she had no involvement or knowledge of what her husband was going to do before he left their Fort Pierce home and entered the Pulse nightclub in June and gunned down 49 people.

In the days after the attack NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams said that according to several officials who were familiar with what she told the FBI, Salman said she drove Mateen at least once to Pulse nightclub because he wanted to see it in advance. And she was with him when he bought a holster and ammunition.

“I was unaware of everything,” the Times quotes her as saying.

Salman told the Times that she has moved three times, now lives in fear and depends on family members to take care of the couple’s son.

She said that she decided to talk now, so people would know that she is human, and a mother.

She also said that she does not condone what her husband did and is sorry for what happened.

According to the Times, Salman lives in legal limbo, with prosecutors weighing charges that could include lying to the F.B.I.

Read the full interview here.