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Federal jury in Florida picked in Pulse shooting trial

The U.S. District Courthouse in Orlando is seen Thursday, March 1, 2018. Jury selection in the trial of Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Matten, the shooter that killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub, begins Thursday and is expected to be lengthy. Salman, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, in planning the June 16, 2016 attack. She's also been charged with obstruction of justice and faces life in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/Tamara Luch)
March 12, 2018 - 1:02 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. - A jury has been chosen in the trial of the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Florida.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron, federal prosecutors and defence attorneys picked 12 members and six alternates on Monday.

The trial of 31-year-old Noor Salman, widow of shooter Omar Mateen, is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Salman is charged with aiding and abetting Mateen. She's pleaded not guilty.

At the time of the attack in June of 2016, it was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It was surpassed last October by the fatal shooting of 58 people in Las Vegas.

Mateen was killed hours after the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.

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