Doctor Says Accused Killer Wants to Die

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Competency trial begins in Vaughan Foods, Moore, beheading case.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Testimony is scheduled to resume in a trial to determine whether an Oklahoma man accused in the beheading of his co-worker is mentally competent to be tried for first-degree murder.NORMAN — A Muslim murder defendant accused of beheading a co-worker at a Moore food plant wants to plead guilty and be executed, a psychologist revealed Monday. “Death is nothing,” Alton Alexander Nolen told the psychologist, according to her testimony. “We all have to die. … The non-jury trial resumes Tuesday for 31-year-old Alton Nolen, who is charged in the September 2014 slaying of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford at a food processing plant in Moore. This world is something to be enjoyed briefly.” Nolen, a Muslim convert, wants to accept the death penalty because of his religious beliefs, psychologist Jeanne Russell told a judge. “That is what he said,” she testified.

And got a hold of my face, and got a hold of my right index finger, and wouldn’t stop – and I’m screaming for help and didn’t think anybody was going to come around,’ Johnson reveals for the first time on FOX News Channel’s The Kelly File in June. In September 2014, Nolen was arrested on suspicion of attacking Hufford with a knife and beheading her at Vaughan Foods in the city of Moore, police said. Nolen, 31, of Moore, is charged with first-degree murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Nolen went to prison March 10, 2011, to start a two-year sentence for marijuana possession and another two-year sentence for assaulting a highway patrol trooper. He had started working at the Moore food distribution plant in January 2013 while at a halfway house for felons finishing prison sentences, records show.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been examining Nolen’s background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues said he had tried to convert them to Islam. On Nolen’s Facebook page, listed under the name Jah’Keem Yisrael, he posted photos of Osama bin Laden and Taliban fighters, along with posts condemning a variety of aspects of American life.

Police reported in a court affidavit Nolen “openly admitted” he beheaded a co-worker, Colleen Hufford, 54, of Moore, with a large kitchen knife and attempted to behead another co-worker, Traci J. Russell also interviewed Nolen’s sister to determine his adaptive functioning, as well as looked through numerous school records, department of corrections records, employee records and more. The criteria included a low IQ score, two deficits in adaptive functioning and being diagnosed or having something that demonstrates the intellectual disability occurred before age 18. • IQ testing: First Assistant District Attorney Susan Caswell presented peer reviews of how to conduct some IQ testing Russell did on Nolen.

She testified he scored 62 and 69 on IQ tests and is mentally retarded, a term still used in Oklahoma law even though it has become offensive in society. The review, Caswell said, stated it was not the best practice to do the testing the way Russell did. “I didn’t know it was a deviation, based on what I’ve read,” Russell said. “The literature that I’ve read indicates it’s the best practice.” Caswell asked if it would make sense that the manufacturer of the tests might have a “stake in the hunt,” for lack of a better phrase, and if it would make sense the manufacturer would encourage use of the test.

She didn’t believe he knew how to use a checkbook or manage a checking account, and she handled most of the medical appointments when he lived with her. Caswell said Nolen lived with his sister for about three months after he got out of jail and was on his own for nine months to a year after moving out. During that time he paid his bills and utilities, hurt his hand at work and had follow-up appointments, made an internal job application and made a request at work to accommodate his religion so he could pray during the day. When Caswell asked about defense attorneys having an ethical obligation to deal with that and have a competency evaluation, Russell said that isn’t always the case. • Religion: There was also heavy discussion regarding Nolen’s religion, which he identified as Muslim.

Russell remembered Nolen saying that in the Bible, it was OK for David and Moses to kill, that it was OK to kill evil people and most people were evil.

Police: Student stabbed at Baltimore high school dies

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Police Identify Student Killed In City School Stabbing.

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. The teen had been in class on the third floor of the school building in the 1300 block of McCulloh Street when a sophomore went into the classroom and stabbed him at approximately noon on Tuesday, Nov. 24, police reported. Police said Sunday that investigators are collaborating with the state’s attorney’s office to file additional charges now that the victim has died. Crawford remains in police custody, officials reported. “It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even moreso when it’s a child.

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