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Trial For Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Begins

The trial of Noor Salman, the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter, starts Thursday, and it could answer some long-standing questions about the attack that killed 49 people.

Salman is charged with aiding and abetting the support of a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice. She could spend the rest of her life in prison. 

So here's what you need to know: Prosecutors say Salman signed a statement saying she knew what her husband was doing when he left for Orlando. They also say she went with him to case the nightclub and helped him with a cover story. 

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Her attorneys say the statement was a result of hours of interrogation and that she signed it so she could go home. They also say she was in a violent relationship and was forced to help him. 

The trial is expected to last for weeks. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

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