Death penalty sought in Oklahoma beheading

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2014
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Prosecutors in the US state of Oklahoma will seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a co-worker.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn filed the notice in the case of Alton Nolen, 30, who is charged with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Mr Nolen went to a Moore, Oklahoma, food processing plant on 25 September with a knife, then killed a woman and injured another.

He was shot by a reserve police officer and was brought to hospital.

Mr Mashburn sought the death penalty due to the "especially...

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