Widow of Orlando nightclub shooter returning to Florida to face charges

Posted at 8:53 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-26 10:21:22-04

The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will be heading back to Florida to face charges that include obstruction of justice.

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Noor Salman has waived a hearing in California that was scheduled so she could fight extradition to the Orlando area, according to documents released in federal court.


Salman will be transported by U.S. Marshals at an unknown time.

Officials say she played a role in helping Mateen before he opened fire inside the Orlando nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, killing 49 people and injuring over 50 more being killed in a shootout with police.

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