Pulse gunman's wife Noor Salman asks for count to be dropped

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 14:34:46-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The wife of the gunman who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida is asking a judge to dismiss one of the counts she's facing.

Noor Salman is arguing that an obstruction charge against her was filed in the wrong venue.

The motion requesting the charge to be dropped was filed Monday as residents in Florida and beyond commemorated the one-year mark of the massacre that left 49 patrons dead at the Pulse nightclub in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Her husband, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during the massacre before police killed him in a shootout.

Salman was charged with aiding her husband and obstruction for allegedly misleading investigators.