Orlando shooting: Mateen's wife knew of attack, could be charged

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Washington, June 15: With each passing day new details are emerging in the Orlando shooting case and according to latest reports, prosecutors believe that the shooter's wife knew of her husband's plans prior to the incident.

According to agency reports, wife of Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, knew of his plans to attack the club and once even drove him to the place where he opened fire killing 50 and injuring 53 people on Sunday.

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Orlando shooter's wife knew of attack

She is said to have tried to talk him out of it but he did not pay attention. Both, Mateen and his wife Noor Zahi Salman, even visited Walt Disney World, as Mateen wanted to scout it as a potential target alongwith the club.

Mateen and his wife had visited the park in April. Officials investigating the case said that Salman knew what was going on and failed to inform the officials. Prosecutors are now seeking to charge Mateen's wife as an accessory to 50 counts of murder and 53 counts of attempted murder and failure to notify law enforcement agencies about the attack.

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On the other hand, the shooter's father on Tuesday said that if he had the slightest inkling about what his son was upto, he would've handed his son to the FBI.

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