Denied: Court Orders Noor Salman to Stay Behind Bars After Showing No Remorse

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Mar 03, 2017 10:00 AM
Denied: Court Orders Noor Salman to Stay Behind Bars After Showing No Remorse

An Orlando judge has overruled the arranged release of Noor Salman, the wife of the Islamic gunman who killed 49 and injured 69 at the Pulse nightclub last year.  

On Wednesday, a district judge in California ordered that Salman be released pending trial.  Judge Donna Ryu argued that Salman wasn't a flight risk or a danger to public safety and had no connections to ISIS.

Prosecutors in Orlando argued the contrary.  In the court filing, they said Salman has shown little remorse for her husband's actions, calling her a “cold person” who wasn't worried about the victims in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but was mainly concerned with “how she would gain access to her husband’s bank accounts.” 

She also owns a vacant apartment in Palestine.

Salman admittedly knew about the planned attack and failed to report the information to authorities according to NBC News:  

Noor told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said. She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.

And prior to carrying out the attack, the husband bought nearly $9,000 worth of jewelry at a nearby store in Orlando, according to ABC News.