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Psychologist: Oklahoman charged in beheading wants execution

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A psychologist says a 31-year-old Oklahoma man charged with first-degree murder in the beheading a co-worker at a food-processing plant in Moore wants to be executed and will not help his attorneys prepare a defense.

Dr. Anita Russell testified Monday during the first day of a competency hearing that will decide whether Alton Nolen can be tried for murder.

Nolen is accused of attacking 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and beheading her at the Vaughan Foods plant where they worked on Sept. 25, 2014.

Russell said Nolen is intellectually impaired. She said he has an IQ of 69 and said a normal IQ is 100.

She said Nolan refused to talk about legal defenses and expressed a general distrust of attorneys.

A not guilty plea has been entered for Nolen.

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