Bay Area native Noor Salman, who is accused of aiding and abetting her husband Omar Mateen in the deadliest mass shooting in US history at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last June, will soon be returning to Florida to face trial, as court documents show. ABC 7 obtained the documents, which show that Salman signed away her right to an extradition hearing, which would have taken place April 10, on Monday, despite the fact, they report, that her attorneys filed a notice of appeal in the 11th District U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta last month.
Salman has been in custody in the East Bay since being arrested in January at the home of her mother in Rodeo, where she'd been staying several months with her four-year-old son. Just prior to her arrest, she filed papers in a Contra Costa County court to have her son's name legally changed he has his father's surname, and Omar for a middle name.
In the course of her initial hearings to decide bail, a few pieces of the prosecution's case against Salman emerged. She stands charged with both abetting Mateen in his preparation for the shooting, and obstructing the investigation, and prosecutors have pointed to key details including the fact that she allegedly accompanied Matteen on scouting trips to the nightclub and prior, to Disneyworld, which was believed to be his first intended target and that the couple made a number of purchases in the days leading up to the shooting, including an $8,000 diamond ring for Salman.
After a federal judge in Oakland granted Salman bail under "essentially house arrest" last month, a judge in Florida immediately reversed that decision and insisted she remain in custody.
As CBS 5 notes, it remains unclear how much longer she'll be held in the Bay Area prior to extradition.
All previous coverage of Noor Salman on SFist.