Alton Nolen, who goes by the Muslim name of Jah’Keem Yisrael, beheaded 54 year-old Colleen Hubbard in the front office of Vaughan Foods after he was fired last Thursday.
He had been trying to convert his coworkers to Islam.
Alton Nolen, a committed Islamist who goes by the Muslim name of Jah’Keem Yisrael, stands in front of the gates of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City. (Breitbart)
Alton Nolen stabbed his coworker and cut her head off in the customer service center.
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Prosecutors Wednesday decided to seek the death penalty in the grisly beheading case that has shocked the country.
Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, of Moore, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the beheading. He is accused of severing a co-worker’s head with a large kitchen knife Sept. 25 after he was suspended from a food distribution plant in Moore for racial remarks.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he made the decision on punishment after meeting with the murder victim’s family Wednesday morning.
“I let them know it was my ultimate decision, but I wanted to know their feelings,” he told The Oklahoman.
He said the family felt a death sentence is appropriate. He said paperwork starting the process could be filed this week.
Suspect moved from hospital to jail
Nolen, a recent Muslim convert, was moved Wednesday morning from a hospital to the Cleveland County jail. At a video arraignment Wednesday afternoon, he asked for a Muslim defense attorney, if possible.
Bail was denied.
Nolen’s sister Megan told Greta Van Susteren last week that she didn’t think her brother had converted to Islam.