Pulse Shooter's Son to Get a New Name

Wife asking to change it from Zakariaya Omar Mateen
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2016 7:30 AM CST
Pulse Shooter's Son to Get a New Name
This undated file image shows Omar Mateen.   (MySpace via AP, File)

The 4-year-old son of Pulse shooter Omar Mateen won't likely bear his late father's name for much longer. Mateen's wife, Noor Salman, has asked the Contra Costa County, California, court for permission to change her son's name from Zakariaya Omar Mateen. Available court records don't show which new name has been chosen by Salman, who has moved three times since the shooting that left 50 dead; she now lives in California, reports the Orlando Sentinel. A hearing is set for February, reports the AP. (Salman says her husband "had no remorse.")

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