Remember that the Pulse nightclub killer was an angry ideologue. Remember that, when he murdered 49 people and injured 53 more, he was driven by hate.
Moments before he walked into the nightclub and opened fire, he called 9-1-1 and swore allegiance to ISIS. After a gunfight, police shot him dead. In the days after the attack, we learned that the killer's wife, most likely, had helped him plot the massacre. Don’t forget these truths, because the trial of the killer's wife has sought to erase them.
Yesterday, her lawyers filed for a mistrial after news broke that the killer's father was an FBI informant for more than a decade, right up to the attack. The media have also focused on the nonchalance that the killer's father had in reaction to all the warning signs.
Perhaps he’ll face his day in court, but, for now, don’t lose sight of the killer's wife. The case is expected to wrap up this Wednesday.
Let’s hope the legal circus doesn’t overshadow the justice that’s due. When police entered the Pulse nightclub the night of June 12, 2016, they saw bodies and heard the constant buzz of cell phones ringing. Frantic calls from family, from friends, worried about the person they loved.
Calls that would remain forever unanswered.