A judge in Oklahoma will decide whether a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant will be tried on a first-degree murder charge.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Friday for 31-year-old Alton Nolen.
Prosecutors are expected to present evidence about the September 2014 attack in which 54-year-old Colleen Hufford was killed and a second co-worker was injured at the Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma City.
Special Judge Steve Stice will decide whether there is probable cause that a crime was committed and that Nolen committed it. A not guilty plea has been entered on Nolen's behalf.
Investigators say Nolen had been suspended from his job when he walked into the company's administrative office and attacked Hufford with a large knife.