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Revelations: Omar Mateen's Wife Tried To Talk Him Out Of Attacking Orlando Gay Nightclub

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:21:49 Z)

NBC News reports Tuesday that the wife of Omar Mateen knew her husband was planning something but was unable to convince him not to launch an attack. She could face federal charges because she did not alert authorities before the massacre at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in which 49 people were killed.

Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said. She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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