The wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will stay in jail until her trial, a federal court has ruled.
Noor Salman was extradited from California where she had been living since the June 2016 attack on the PULSE nightclub. Even though she faced charges in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, a San Francisco judge had allowed Salman to post bail and live with her mother.
Once in Orange County, her lawyer requested bail be continued, but judges ruled that Salman is a danger to the community and a flight risk.
“No condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure her appearance or the safety of the community,” judges from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals wrote.
Salman is accused of lying to police in the aftermath of the nightclub massacre and helping her husband plan the attack. Her trial is set for March 2018.Omar Mateen’s motive for the murders of 49 people and the wounding of 53 others has been exhaustively debated, but Mateen did claim allegiance to ISIS, the Islamic State.