The widow of a man who shot and killed 49 people in a Florida nightclub last year was granted release on bail by a federal judge in Oakland today. The release of Noor Salman, 30, on $500,000 bond will not happen for at least 48 hours.
Federal prosecutors asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu for the 48-hour stay to appeal to the Middle District of Florida court that has jurisdiction in the case.
Salman is accused of aiding and abetting her husband Omar Mateen in providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State group, in an attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016.
Salman is also accused of a second count of obstructing justice by misleading local police and the FBI under questioning in the hours after the attack.
Along with the 49 people killed, 53 others were injured in what is considered the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Mateen died in a shootout with police after the nightclub shooting.
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