As the FBI continues its investigation following the deadly shooting in Orlando, more information is becoming rapidly available. Now, the shooter’s current wife, Noor Mateen, has come forward with a possibly self-incriminating statement.
The 30-year-old daughter of Palestinian immigrants told federal agents that she had attempted to talk her husband out of the attack. She revealed to the FBI that she was present during the purchase of ammunition and a gun holster and previously drove him to Pulse so he could scope out the club. However, there have been claims of him visiting the club on his own on numerous occasions.
Noor also drove her husband to other possible attack sites, including Disney World. Although federal officials are considering filing charges against the wife, as she did not report his plans to the police, no decision has been made.
Noor is the second wife of Omar Mateen, the Orlando gunman. Her family remains extremely quiet regarding this matter and has completely shuttered their home. Neighbors of Noor’s parents claim that they were always very quiet and peaceful.
At this time, Noor Mateen has not spoken as to whether or not she endured any physical or emotional abuse during their marriage. She also has not corroborated Yusufiy’s claims about the sexual orientation of Omar.
(Photo: Noor Mateen via Facebook)