Psychiatrist testifies Oklahoma beheading suspect ‘insane’

The Associated Press - September 27, 2017 9:59 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – A psychiatrist has testified that an Oklahoma man charged with beheading a co-worker was insane at the time of the attack.

Alton Nolen is on trial for first-degree murder and five counts of assault for the Sept. 25, 2014, attack at Vaughan Foods in Moore that killed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and the attempted beheading of another co-worker.

Psychologist Jeanne Russell testified Tuesday for the defense that the 33-year-old Nolen was mentally ill at the time and is getting sicker.

Nolen’s defense argues that Nolen was insane while prosecutors contend he knew right from wrong and are seeking the death penalty.

Attorneys say the trial could come to an end Wednesday with jury deliberations possibly beginning on Thursday.



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