It is very clear that Alton Nolen’s mother is in complete shock and denial of her son’s actions.
The mother of the man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food plant posted a video over the weekend apologizing to the victims’ families and claiming that there are two sides to every story.
Joyce Nolen, 50, the mother of the accused — 30-year-old Alton Nolen — appeared alongside the purported perpetrator’s sister, Megan Nolen, with both expressing their shock and disbelief over what unfolded last week.
“My heart is just so heavy right now. I know my son. My son was raised up in a loving home,” Joyce Nolen said. ”My son was raised up believing in God … my son was a good kid.”
As for authorities’ claims that Alton Nolen, a Muslim convert who reportedly tried to evangelize his coworkers before being fired from Vaughan Foods, a food distribution company in Moore, Oklahoma, decapitated Colleen Hufford, 54, and stabbed another employee at the company’s offices Thursday, Joyce Nolen was perplexed.
She claimed in the short video that the crime didn’t mesh with her son’s demeanor.
The bereaved mother also cautioned that the public has only heard one side of what reportedly unfolded and that she’s hopeful the “whole story will come out.”