Orlando Shooter’s Wife Denied Release

Judge Ryu’s ruling has been overturned

TeresaH, Acting Online Editor

The Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter’s widow will now remain in custody after a judge denied bail and an early release.  On June 2016, Omar Mateen walked into the nightclub and killed 49 people causing the “deadliest mass shooting in the United States” (CNN). Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, was also tied to the case, supposedly aiding her husband’s attack. Afterwards, she was placed in custody.

Recently a California federal Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu said that Salman was not a danger to public safety and that prosecutors could not prove Salman’s involvement in the shooting. This past Wednesday, Judge Ryu decided that Salman could be released on a $500,000 bond. Today, however, U.S. District Judge Paul Byron’s reversed that decision and a new hearing is set for April 10th. Judge Byron claimed that Ryu had minimized Salman’s knowledge of her Salman’s plans and extremist views.