OK Beheading Suspect Served Under 2 Years Of 6-Year Sentence


The suspect in the gruesome beheading at a Moore, Ok., food processing plant should have been in prison longer, prosecutors tell The Oklahoman. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, served less than two years of a six-year prison sentence for cocaine possession. “Our intent was to incarcerate him much longer than a year and 11 months,” said Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. “This case perfectly illustrates the problem with the Department of Corrections. If it's not an 85 percent crime, we have no idea how long a person will actually spend in prison.”

Nolen, a Muslim convert who went by Jah'Keem Yisrael on Facebook, is accused of beheading a co-worker and slashing another with a knife Thursday at Vaughan Foods. Police said he became angry after being fired. He was stopped when the firm's chief operating officer shot him. Nolen was hospitalized and is expected to recover. Under of plea agreements, he was allowed to serve three prison sentences at the same time. He was released on March 22, 2013. Because of credits, he was able to complete all three prison sentences in just two years.

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