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.