Opening statements begin for Pulse shooter's wife's trial

Posted at 1:16 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 21:25:49-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (WTXL) - The trial for the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter began Wednesday.

Omar Mateen opened fire inside the Orlando nightclub in 2016, killing 49-people.

He was killed by police responding to the scene.

Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, is accused of aiding and abetting her husband.

Prosecutors say the 31-year-old admitted to investigators she knew her husband was planning the massacre.

Salman's defense cast her as a victim, not an accomplice.

A family spokeswoman addressed the case Wednesday.