NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma processing plant has been released from the hospital.
Alton Nolen is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Colleen Hufford. The 30-year-old is also charged with assault for allegedly attacking another employee on Thursday before he was shot by a plant manager.
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Meghan McCormick says Nolen was released from a local hospital at midday Wednesday and is being held at the county jail.
Hufford’s relatives made their first public comments on the attack Wednesday, saying in a statement that her violent death is difficult to comprehend but they’re thankful for the support from friends and family.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.