Jury selection to begin in trial of Pulse shooter's widow

Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people in a nightclub in 2016.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron questioned jurors one by one about their knowledge of the Pulse nightclub shooting and whether they knew anyone connected to the incident or the case, in what will likely be a lengthy jury selection. 

It took a half hour Thursday morning to question the first potential juror; each person called had previously filled out a lengthy questionnaire about their backgrounds, opinions, and knowledge of the case.

The judge said the trial could last five weeks or more once the twelve jurors are chosen.

Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people in a nightclub in 2016. The couple are pictured above with their son

Salman's husband Omar Mateen was shot dead after killing 49 people in the 2016 attack on an Orlando nightclub 

Salman's husband Omar Mateen was shot dead after killing 49 people in the 2016 attack on an Orlando nightclub 

Salman, who is 31, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the attack. She's also been charged with obstruction of justice and faces life in prison if convicted.

On Thursday morning prior to the proceedings, a man stood

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