'I Am Very Sorry!' Wife Of Orlando Shooter Admits She Missed Warning Signs Before Massacre

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Nov. 1 2016, Published 10:48 p.m. ET

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The wife of crazed Orlando shooter Omar Mateen has admitted that she missed the signs her husband was preparing for a brutal massacre, has learned.

In a new interview with The New York Times, Salman describes the weeks leading up to his slaying at Orlando's Pulse nightclub on June 11, claiming that — if anything — she thought he was on his best behavior.

"I was unaware of everything," she said.

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But she confessed that in retrospect, she might have missed a few major red flags.

For one, Salman admitted she knew her husband had watched jihadist videos, and that he was under investigation by the FBI. But since "the FBI let him go," she said, she assumed it wasn't anything to worry about.

Even more disturbingly, she was by his side as he purchased ammunition at a Walmart in the months before the shooting. Those bullets would eventually leave 49 people dead, but Salman said she thought he was buying them for his job as a security guard.

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Finally, they even took a random trip to Orlando, but she insists she had no idea he was scouting locations for his crime.

"I don't condone what he has done," Salman told the paper. "I am very sorry for what has happened. He has hurt a lot of people."

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