ORLANDO, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- Jury selection begins Thursday in the federal case against the widow of the Pulse shooter.
Noor Salman, 31, is charged with aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors allege she knew about, Omar Mateen's plan to orchestrate a mass shooting in Orlando and even helped him prepare for it.
On June 12, 2016, Mateen opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub on Orange Avenue killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others. A grand jury indicted Salman on Jan. 12, 2017.
The trial will be held in downtown Orlando, at the Middle District of Florida courthouse about two miles from the nightclub where the shooting happened. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron will preside over the case.