Jury recommends death penalty for Okla. man convicted of beheading co-worker

Alton Nolen
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- A jury recommended the death penalty Thursday for an Oklahoma man convicted of beheading co-worker in 2014.

Alton Nolen, of Idabel, was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2014 beheading of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

His trial then entered the sentencing phase.

Nolen tried to plead guilty in the case prior to trial and asked to be executed. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley declined to accept his plea.

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