Mother of Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Releases Video Apologizing to Victims’ Families; says her Son Was ‘Raised to Believe in God’

The mother of the man suspected of beheading a coworker and slashing another Thursday at an Oklahoma food processing plant, has issued a video apologizing to the victims’ families and claiming there are two sides to every story. (NewsOK)
The mother of the man suspected of beheading a coworker and slashing another Thursday at an Oklahoma food processing plant, has issued a video apologizing to the victims’ families and claiming there are two sides to every story. (NewsOK)

The mother of the man suspected of beheading a coworker and slashing another Thursday at an Oklahoma food processing plant has issued a video apologizing to the victims’ families and claiming there are two sides to every story.

“My heart is just so heavy right now. I know my son. My son was raised up in a loving home,” Joyce Nolen, mother of Alton Nolen, says in the video. “My son was raised up believing in God … my son was a good kid.”

Mr. Nolen, a Muslim convert who reportedly tried to convert other coworkers before being fired from Vaughan Foods, decapitated Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbed another employee at the company’s offices Thursday, The Blaze reported.

Ms. Nolen appeared in the nearly two-minute video alongside the suspect’s sister, Megan Nolen, 27, with both expressing disbelief over what happened.

“That’s not my son. There’s two sides to every story and we’re only hearing one,” Joyce Nolen said. “His family — our hearts bleed right now, because what they saying Alton has done. I want to apologize to both families, because this is not Alton, but I just — I’m praying that justice will prevail.”

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Source: Washington Times |