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Psychiatrist testifies Oklahoma beheading suspect ‘insane’

  • Alton Nolen is charged with first-degree murder in the September 25, 2014, beheading of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford 
  • He is also accused of stabbing another co-worker who survived 
  • The attack was stopped when CEO of Vaughan Foods, a food-processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, shot Nolen 
  • Nolen, a Muslim convert, had been suspended from the plant for making racially charged comments

A psychiatrist has testified that an Oklahoma man charged in the beheading of 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 in the September 25, 2014, attack at Vaughan Foods in Moore that killed 54-year-old Colleen Hufforde.

He’s also accused of trying to kill another co-worker, Traci Johnson, by stabbing her with a kitchen knife. The 43-year-old woman survived.

A psychiatrist has testified that an Oklahoma man Alton Nolen (pictured) charged in the beheading of a co-worker was insane at the time of the attack

Alton Nolen is charged with Colleen Hufford’s murder and has asked for the death penalty. The judge has declined to accept his plea

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

Prosecutors contend Nolen knew right from wrong and are seeking the death penalty.

Before the brutal attack, Nolen had started trying to convert his fellow employees to Islam, according to police. 

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

Investigators said Nolen had just been suspended from his job when he attacked Hufford in the company’s administrative office. 

Nolen has repeatedly tried to plead guilty and has asked to be executed, but Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley has declined to accept his guilty plea.

Nolen repeatedly tried to plead guilty and asked to be executed, but Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley has declined to accept his guilty plea. The trial should end this week

Nolen repeatedly tried to plead guilty and asked to be executed, but Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley has declined to accept his guilty plea. The trial should end this week

The grisly attack happened in a parking lot at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma in Sept 2014

The grisly attack happened in a parking lot at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma in Sept 2014

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