Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Man Claims He Was The Lover of Pulse Nightclub Shooter

A man disguising himself with prosthetics and using the alias “Miguel”, has come forward claiming to be the former lover of Omar Mateen, the terrorist who shot more than 100 people, killing 49, at the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016. It's the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in American history, to date. The massacre was widely denounced both as an act of terrorism and a hate crime.

In an exclusive interview with Univision, "Miguel”, says he doesn't believe Mateen's motive was terrorism, but "revenge against gay Puerto Ricans for perceived slights against him," and further alleges that Mateen had an HIV scare last year. "Univision reports that they could not verify Miguel’s story, but were able to confirm that the FBI had interviewed him and that Mateen was a regular at the hotel where Miguel says the two often stayed," reports Gawker.