ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):
The wife of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shooting has been dropped from a civil lawsuit brought by survivors of the massacre and victims’ families.
An amended complaint filed last week in state court in South Florida dropped Noor Salman from the lawsuit, leaving only the security firm for which gunman Omar Mateen was employed as a defendant.
The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death by security firm G4S for maintaining Mateen’s firearms license even though he had made threats against co-workers.
Salman is facing two charges in federal court.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys didn’t respond to calls and an email seeking further explanation.
Forty-nine people were killed during the massacre last year.
G4S has said it will vigorously defend itself and that the lawsuit is without merit.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to keep an obstruction charge against the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter.
Prosecutors this week filed a response to a request from Noor Salman to dismiss a count she’s facing.
Salman was charged with aiding her husband, and obstruction for allegedly misleading investigators.
The obstruction charge was filed in a federal district that covers Orlando, but she’s accused of misleading investigators during an interview in Fort Pierce, which is in the Southern District of Florida.
Salman argued that the obstruction charge was filed in the wrong venue.
Prosecutors say Orlando is the proper place since that is where the investigation and court proceedings are taking place.
Forty-nine people were killed after Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, opened fire at the Pulse nightclub last year.