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A federal judge in Orlando has denied a request to declare a mistrial in the case of Noor Salman. She’s the widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in June of 2016. Attorneys for Salman contended that the prosecution failed to reveal key information about the gunman’s father, including that fact that Seddique Mateen had been an FBI informant for more than ten years. Also, the feds were considering using Omar Mateen as an informant.
ORLANDO, Fla. (WPEC) - A judge has denied the motion for mistrial for Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse gunman Omar Mateen, after it was discovered Mateen's father was an FBI informant under criminal investigation, WKMG reported.
Seddique Mateen, Mateen's father, worked for more than 10 years as an FBI informant and faced an FBI investigation for money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan last year, according to a court filing by attorneys for Salman.
Her attorneys filed the paperwork Sunday to dismiss the charges against her or grant a mistrial based on the new information.