The filing did not say what proof prosecutors had to support the claim, but indicated it would be among the main aspects of their case against Salman.
Other instances of false statements allegedly made by Salman that prosecutors plan to pursue during trial include:
- Stating to officers of the Fort Pierce Police Department that her husband, Omar Mateen, would not have engaged in violence unless he was protecting himself.
- Stating to special agents of the FBI that Mateen left their apartment on June 11, 2016, to have dinner with a friend.
- Stating to FBI special agents that Mateen had one firearm.
- Stating to FBI special agents that Mateen was not radical or extreme in his beliefs.
- Stating to FBI special agents that she did not see Mateen with a gun when he left their residence.
- Stating to FBI special agents that Mateen did not access the internet at their residence and had deleted his Facebook account a long time ago.
- Stating to FBI special agents that she was unaware that Mateen was planning to conduct a violent terrorist attack.