WKMG TV reported that Noor Salman’s family gasped Friday when a court official said aloud that she had been found not guilty of lying to the FBI and helping her husband plan the attack. She had faced life in prison if convicted.
After the verdicts were read, Salman began sobbing with joy and her family held each other. On the other side of the courtroom, the families of the victims of the Pulse shooting sat stone-faced and silent.
Outside the courthouse, Salman’s family said they were eager for her to be able to see her young son again. She has been in jail for the past two years awaiting trial.