\u00a0The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted Friday on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack.\r\nNoor Salman, 31, began sobbing with joy when she was found not guilty of charges of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization,\u00a0WKMG reported. Salman was married to Omar Mateen when he attacked the Pulse nightclub. Police killed him after the massacre.\r\nProsecutors said Salman and her husband scouted out potential targets together \u2014 including Disney World\u2019s shopping and entertainment complex \u2014 and she knew he was buying ammunition for his AR-15 in preparation for a jihadi attack. She knew that he had a sick fascination with violent jihadi videos and an affinity for Islamic State group websites and gave him a \u201cgreen light to commit terrorism,\u201d prosecutors said.\r\nDefense attorneys described Salman as an easily manipulated woman with a low IQ. They said Salman, who was born in California to Palestinian parents, was abused by her husband, who cheated on her with other women and concealed much of his life from her.\r\nAttorney Charles Swift argued there was no way Salman knew that Mateen would attack the Pulse nightclub because even he didn\u2019t know he would attack it until moments before the shooting. His intended target was the Disney Springs complex, prosecutors said.\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s a horrible, random, senseless killing by a monster,\u201d Swift said during closing arguments. \u201cBut it wasn\u2019t preplanned. The importance to this case is that if he didn\u2019t know, she couldn\u2019t know.\u201d\r\nSalman\u2019s statement to the FBI in the hours after the attack appeared to play a key role in the case. In the statement, Salman said over \u201cthe last two years, Omar talked to me about jihad.\u201d\r\nShe claimed her husband didn\u2019t use the internet in their home, but he did, prosecutors said. She told investigators that Mateen had deactivated his Facebook account in 2013, but they found that he had an account up until the month of the shooting \u2014 and was friends with his wife. She said her husband only had one gun when he had three, and that he wasn\u2019t radicalized, they said.\r\nMateen had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group before he was killed.\r\nSalman also advised Mateen to lie to his mother when she inquired about his whereabouts on the night of the shooting, prosecutors said.\r\nDefense attorneys said the FBI coerced Salman\u2019s statement and she signed it because she was tired after extensive questioning and feared losing her young son. They fought to have it thrown out.\r\nJurors asked to review the statement more closely a couple of hours into their deliberations and the judge obliged, printing off copies for them.\r\nDuring the trial, prosecutors said Mateen, who was born in New York to Afghan immigrants, intended to attack Disney World\u2019s shopping and entertainment complex by hiding a gun in a stroller but became spooked by police and instead chose the gay club as his target.\r\nAssistant U.S. Attorney Sara Sweeney showed surveillance video of the Disney Springs complex that captured Mateen walking near the House of Blues club in the hours before the Pulse attack. In it, he looks behind him at police officers standing nearby before deciding to leave.\r\n\u201cHe had to choose a new target,\u201d she said.\r\nSalman\u2019s attorney took the jury through the hours of her life before the attack. She called a friend and her uncle in California, saying that she was coming to visit and that Mateen would be joining them.\r\nShe talked with her in-laws, ate at Applebee\u2019s and texted Mateen. He didn\u2019t respond. She later went on Facebook, read a book and then texted Mateen again.\r\n\u201cYou know you work tomorrow,\u201d she wrote.\r\nHe responded: \u201cYou know what happened?\u201d\r\nShe wrote, \u201cWhat happened?\u201d\r\nThen he sent his last text: \u201cI love you babe.\u201d\r\nSalman did not testify in her defense.