(Norman Transcript) A Cleveland County jury has found Alton Nolen guilty of first-degree murder for the 2014 beheading death of Colleen Hufford.
“We’re pleased with the outcome thus far,” Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said. “Justice for Colleen is what we want.”
It took a little over two hours for the jury to decide Nolen’s fate.
Mashburn said the next step will be for the jury to decide punishment on the non-capital offenses, which is set to start Monday, followed by the punishment for the murder.
“The jury will hear evidence and deliberate on the punishment for [the non-murder] counts first,” he said. “After that, they’ll start the punishment phase for the first-degree murder charge.”