Pulse gunman's widow plans to say she suffered PTSD

Trial for Noor Salman set for March in federal court in Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla. – The widow of the shooter in the Pulse nightclub massacre plans to say she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Court documents filed this week say Noor Salman intends to present a defense that shows she suffered a mental condition that has a bearing on the issue of guilt.

The documents also suggest that if statements she made to investigators are allowed at trial, her attorneys will try to undermine them by saying she is susceptible to suggestion.

Salman is charged with obstructing an investigation and aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen. She has pleaded not guilty.

Her trial in federal court in Orlando is scheduled for March.

Mateen opened fire at the Pulse gay nightclub last year, killing 49 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.