Man accused in Moore beheading must stand trial

Man accused in Moore beheading must stand trial

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) -An Oklahoma judge says the man accused of beheading a co-worker at a Moore food processing plant must stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.

Alton Nolen is accused of beheading Colleen Hufford in September 2014 at a food processing plant in Moore. Friday, the judge heard testimony from three people, including a man who witnessed the attack.

The man said he was speaking with Hufford when Nolen burst into the office carrying a large knife, and that he wouldn't stop attacking Hufford, even after other employees tried to intervene.

In October, a judge found Nolen mentally competent to stand trial, though a date has not been set. Prosecutors have indicated they will seek the death penalty.

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