Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was found not guilty of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice relating to the 2016 massacre, CNN reports.
The jury delivered the verdict Friday after three days of deliberations.
Salman, 31, was accused of providing material support to ISIS by aiding and abetting her husband. She was charged with obstruction of justice for lying to the FBI after the attack.
She faced life in prison.
Salman’s lawyers argued that Salman was a victim of Mateen’s sexual and physical abuse and a victim of Islamophobia.
A psychologist testified that her low IQ, which is in the lower 14 percentile, made her vulnerable to being coerced.
“She doesn’t go to the mosque, she searches for Hello Kitty on her website,” defense attorney Charles Swift said in court. “We’re supposed to believe she had long conversations with Omar Mateen about jihads?”
Prosecutors argued that Salman was an accomplice in the attack, which killed 49 people and injured 50 others.
“This case is about what she knew and what she did,” Assistant US Attorney Sara Sweeney said. “The defendant didn’t pull the trigger that night, but she did serve as a green light for her husband.”