Lawyers spar over evidence against Orlando shooter’s wife
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys say video, photos and other evidence from the Pulse nightclub attack should not be shown to jurors during the upcoming federal trial of the shooter’s widow.
Noor Salman faces charges of aiding a terrorist organization and obstruction of justice.
During a hearing Thursday in Orlando, attorneys for the 31-year-old Salman objected to showing the jury graphic evidence from the June 12, 2016, shooting that killed 49. Attorney Charles Swift said the police body camera footage would be prejudicial to the jury.
The Orlando Sentinel reports prosecutors must prove Salman aided the terrorist organization that her husband pledged allegiance to during phone conversations with police as the nightclub attack was underway.
Judge Paul Byron said he’ll make a ruling before the trial, scheduled for March 1.