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Jury trial ordered for Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect


April 12, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday said she couldn't accept a guilty plea from a man charged with beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant because the defendant refused to speak to her.

Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley instead ordered a jury trial for 32-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen, whom sheriff's deputies had to subdue him after he kicked the swinging gate that separates attorneys from courtroom spectators, as he entered the courtroom.

"After that, the defendant put his fingers in his ears and refused to participate in any of the court hearings and d...

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