Motion reveals Pulse gunman’s father was FBI informant

Omar Mateen shot, killed 49 inside Orlando nightclub in June 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – Attorneys for Noor Salman are calling for a mistrial after they say new details from prosecutors reveal that Pulse gunman Omar Mateen‘s father was an FBI source and is currently under a criminal investigation.

According to a motion filed by the defense, prosecutors sent an email on Saturday that stated Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI source from 2005 through June 2016.

The email also stated that Seddique Mateen is being investigated for money transfers to Turkey and Pakistan after documents were found in his home on the day of the Pulse attack.

Salman’s attorneys claim the late disclosure of the information prevented them from exploring whether or not Seddique Mateen knew of his son’s plans to attack the nightclub on June 12, 2016.

Via ClickOrlando.com


Featured Image: Memorials left at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida, where 49 beautiful people perished in an act of senseless, bigoted violence. (Walter/Flickr)