In the News: Should an Abused Wife Be Charged in Her Husband’s Crime?

Did you see yesterday's The New York Times? Georgetown University Law Professor Deborah Epstein and domestic abuse survivor Kit Gruelle highlight the case of Noor Salman, whose husband was the mass shooter who killed 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in 2016. Salman is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, who was killed in a shootout with the police, in “providing material support” to the Islamic State, and obstruction of justice.

Epstein explores the connection between intimate terrorism and mass shootings and argues Salman was more a victim of her husband than ever his accomplice due to the nature of their relationship, one she claims was characterized by extreme coercive control. This is an important case to watch in the U.S.

You can see the full article here.