The Oklahoma man accused of beheading a woman at the Vaughan Foods Facility in Moore is in custody and is set to be charged for the gruesome murder. The man's mother is apologizing to the victim’s family for what her son did.
Alton Nolen is set to be charged with first degree murder for beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford. Additionally, he will be charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for viciously stabbing 43-year-old Traci Johnson.
Nolen’s mother Joyce recently posted a video to Facebook apologizing for her son’s horrific actions while also acknowledging that “there are two sides to every story.”
“My heart is just so heavy right now,” says Joyce in the clip. “That’s not my son.
“My son was raised up believing in God. That’s what he believes,” Joyce continues. “That’s not my son. There is two sides to every story and we are only hearing one.”
“His family, our hearts bleed right now because what they [are] saying Alton has done,” says Joyce. “I want to apologize to both families — because this is not Alton.”
Megan Nolen, Alton’s sister, also says that her brother was a “great person” and asks viewers to keep them in their prayers.
Reports say that Nolen beheaded Hufford and attacked Johnson after being fired from his job at Vaughan Foods. Nolen is reportedly a Muslim convert, and his social media posts suggest that many of his views followed a radical ideology. The Oklahoma resident was sentenced to six years in jail for drug-related charges, but was released from prison in March 2013 after spending just under two years there.