On Friday, Noor Salman, the wife of the terrorist that killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Omar Mateen, was acquitted on the charge of aiding and abetting the commission of a terrorist act and found not guilty of obstruction of justice.
The prosecution based its case on a confession that Noor gave to the FBI in which she admitted that she knew her husband was buying weapons and watching extremist videos.
According to the New York Times, the defense built their case on characterizing Salman as a woman of low intelligence and naïveté. They argued that the confession was false and that her husband kept the plans of the attack from her.
“Why would Omar Mateen confide in Noor, a woman he clearly had no respect for?” Linda Moreno, one of Salman’s defense lawyers, said in court.