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Oklahoma man in beheading case competent to plead guilty


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man charged with beheading a co-worker and trying to kill another co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant was found competent Thursday to plead guilty to murder.

The ruling means that Alton Alexander Nolen, 32, could be sentenced next week, if he doesn't change his mind about pleading guilty. Nolen had announced in May 2016 that he wanted to plead guilty and be sentenced to death, but a Cleveland County District Court judge had ordered a mental evaluation to determine his competency.

"I think Nolen has been the most evaluated human being I've seen in my caree...

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