Moore beheading witnesses testify in hearing; judge rules enough evidence to send Alton Nolen to trial

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The man accused of beheading a Moore woman in a violent attack at Vaughan Foods will go to trial.

Friday, a judge bound over Alton Nolen on all six counts with which he’s charged, including first degree murder.

Nolen left the courtroom with his head down after more than two hours of gruesome and terrifying testimony from witnesses who will never forget that day.

It was chaos inside Vaughan Foods.

Investigators said Nolen, freshly fired from the plant, returned with a butcher knife and allegedly beheaded Colleen Hufford.

In court, the Director of Operations described Hufford as "one of the greatest people you'll ever meet."

On the stand, he said he saw Nolen on the floor "cutting colleen's neck."

He said he "kicked Nolen with his steel-toed boot," then "Nolen tried to slash him with a knife."

He called 911.

Gunfire can be heard on the 911 recordings.

Those shots came from reserve deputy Mark Vaughan's rifle when police said Nolen was attacking another woman, Traci Johnson.

The Director of Operations testified Nolen had "a blank look on his face," while "he was jabbing at Traci with a knife."

He said Vaughan yelled at Nolen, who then allegedly charged at them, when Vaughan fired three shots.

He said Nolen "fell against the wall" and another employee "kicked the knife out of Nolen's hand."

Employees throughout the building were given the all clear by police.

It was over.

Now, Nolen's fate will be decided by a jury.

The judge already getting mail from concerned citizens calling for justice - one writing, "the nation is watching this trial."

Last year, a judge ruled Nolen is competent to stand trial.

Attorneys can’t comment on the case because of a gag order.

A trial date for Nolen hasn’t been set.

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