Man Gets Death Penalty For Beheading Coworker After A Dispute

Someone must’ve watched one too many episodes of “Game of Thrones.”

An Oklahoma jury has decided on the death penalty to a man after he beheaded his coworker after a dispute. 

Via Daily Mail:

#AltonNolen, 33, was convicted in late September for murdering Colleen Hufford, 54, and also attempting to slaughter another co-worker during a heated dispute that took place inside the Moore food processing plant, Vaughan Foods.

Jurors agreed on Oct. 2 that Nolen should serve three life sentences plus 130 years in prison on assault and battery charges stemming from his attack on the co-worker who survived.

Jurors took less than three hours Thursday to recommend the death penalty on the first-degree murder charge.

Investigators said Nolen had just been suspended from his job at the plant when he walked inside the company’s administrative office and attacked his co-workers.

During the trial, prosecutors played recordings of Nolen confessing to the stabbings while he was hospitalized following the attack.

In the recordings, Nolen says he doesn’t ‘regret it at all’ and that ‘oppressors don’t need to be here.’

Nolen’s attorneys argued that he is mentally ill and that he believed he was doing the right thing because of his delusional misinterpretations of the Quran.

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