Sponsoring attorney Sam Amin leaves the courthouse following the arraignment of Noor Salman on Jan. 18, 2017 in Oakland, California. Salman pled not guilty to all charges. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images/AFP
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Noor Salman, 30, aided and abetted husband Omar Mateen in his attempt to provide material support to a terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said.Salman, the first person charged by U.S. authorities in connection with the attack, faces up to life in prison if convicted.A grand jury indictment unsealed on Tuesday accused her of criminal activity beginning as early as April, several months before the massacre, but did not give details on how she helped Mateen.Mateen, who lived in Fort Pierce, Florida, with Salman and their young son, was self-radicalized and acted alone without assistance or orders from abroad, according to U.S. authorities.
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