Orlando nightclub shooter’s widow, Noor Salman, goes on trial

About an hour after Omar Mateen left home, preparing for what became the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, his wife, Noor Salman, sent him a text.

It suggested what he should say if his mother invited him over to observe Ramadan, the Muslim holiday of fasting and prayer. Prosecutors say it was intended as a cover story, in case someone found out what he planned to do. Her lawyers say it was an innocent message.

Image: Noor Mateen and Omar Mateen

Noor Salman and Omar Mateen