The man accused of brutally beheading a former co-worker and stabbing another at a food processing plant near Oklahoma City is now awake in the hospital.

Police say that Alton Nolen - a 30-year-old recent convert to Islam who had just been fired from Vaughan Foods - will be charged with first-degree murder.

The COO of the company, Mark Vaughan, who is also a sheriff’s deputy, is being hailed as a hero after shooting Nolen to halt the horrifying attack.


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Bryan Llenas appeared on America’s News Headquarters today and reported that Nolen will also be charged with assault and battery, in addition to the first-degree murder charge.

Llenas said that the FBI is looking into Nolen to see if he had any ties with Islamic radicals. What appears to be Nolen's Facebook page features photos of 9/11, terrorists and even a beheading.

Llenas added that Nolen had previously served time in prison and was on probation for assault and battery of a police officer.

"Police are saying, by the way, there is still no indication that this is related to terrorism, but the investigation is obviously just beginning," Llenas said.

Watch the clip from America’s News Headquarters above.


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