Oklahoman convicted of murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the 2014 beheading of a co-worker at a food processing plant.
Jurors deliberated for about two hours before finding 33-year-old Alton Nolen guilty in the death of 54-year-old Coleen Hufford.
The jury also convicted Nolen of assault and battery with a deadly weapon for attempting to behead a second co-worker at the Vaughan Foods plant in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Prosecutors have said they would seek the death penalty.
Investigators said Nolen had just been suspended from his job when he walked into the company’s administrative office and attacked Hufford. Authorities said Nolen stabbed another coworker, who survived, before he was shot by a company executive.