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Nolen remains silent, judge enters not guilty plea for beheading on his behalf

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OK (KSWO)- A full jury trial has been ordered in the case of an Oklahoma man charged with beheading a former co-worker.

This after Alton Nolen, 32, was ruled competent to plead guilty last week. A judge was forced to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf after Nolen refused to speak during a hearing yesterday.

Nolen tried to plead guilty for the murder and sought the death penalty. While the prosecution was ready to oblige, the judge ordered the man to undergo a competency trial.

In 2014, Nolen beheaded Colleen Hufford, 54, and attempted to behead another woman before he was arrested. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty.

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