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.


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