Jurors begin deliberating in beheading trial

The Associated Press - September 29, 2017 3:17 pm

NORMAN (AP) — Jurors have started deliberations in the murder trial of an Oklahoma man charged with beheading a co-worker in 2014.

The jury got the case Friday after closing arguments.

Prosecutors told jurors 33-year-old Alton Nolen knew right from wrong when he killed 54-year-old Coleen Hufford. The two worked at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

Defense attorneys argue that Nolen was insane when he killed his co-worker. A psychologist testified for the defense that Nolen was insane at the time of the attack, is currently mentally ill and is getting sicker.

Nolen is charged with first-degree murder and five counts of assault, including the attack and attempted beheading of another co-worker.

If convicted, Nolen faces a possible death sentence.

 

Latest Stories

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — College softball coaches are questioning the format and scheduling of the Women’s...

OSBI investigating death of man held in Lawton city jail

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is looking into the...

More than 100K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State officials say that more than 100,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid...