After more than two weeks of testimony, a 12-member jury has found Noor Salman not guilty of aiding her husband, Pulse nightclub attack perpetrator Omar Mateen.
Legal Analysis by David Haas
David Haas, a federal criminal defense attorney and former State Attorney who’s not involved with the case, said the government’s argument just wasn’t strong enough to sway all jurors.
“It wasn’t as strong of evidence as you sat there and listened to it. … In the end, the government finally got to what Noor Salman had done, but there were some holes. There were some areas where defense lawyers could capitalize in showing that what she did wasn’t enough.”
“And the jury clearly believed that she didn’t do enough to help Omar Mateen commit that attack.”
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