Family Apologizes for Good Kid, Alton Nolen, Who Beheaded Co-Worker


Joyce Nolen right, next to Megan Nolen
Joyce Nolen, Mother of Alton on the right, next to Alton’s sister Megan.

The mother and sister of Alton Nolen, the Muslim beheader, offered a video apology on Facebook. She also said, “That’s not my son… he was a good kid.” She believes there is more to the story.

Colleen Hufford
Colleen Hufford, 54, pictured above was beheaded by Alton Nolen. Photo via the Daily Mail.

From the Oklahoman:

The mother and sister of beheading suspect Alton Nolen apologized to the families of the two victims in a short video posted Saturday night on Facebook.

“My heart is just so heavy right now,” Joyce Nolen said. “That’s not my son.”

She said it is unlike the good kid she raised in a loving home.

“My son was raised up believing in God. That’s what he believes,” she said.

The mother apologized halfway through the video.

“His family, our hearts bleed right now because what they saying Alton has done,” she said. “I want to apologize to both families — because this is not Alton.”

The mother also said she is praying that justice will prevail and “the whole story will come out.”

Also speaking in the video is Megan Nolen, one of the suspect’s sisters. Megan Nolen, 27, said his family is in shock because he has never been a violent person.

“We’re praying for both of the victims’ families and the victims,” Megan Nolen said.

“Yes,” her mother adds.

Joyce Nolen, 50, lives in Idabel.

The two did not say their names in the dimly lit video made inside a residence. The Oklahoman confirmed their identities Sunday with Paige Nolen, who also is a sister of the suspect.

Paige Nolen, another sister told The Oklahoman, “We are all very remorseful,” “If he had a chance to say anything, more than likely he would be apologizing, and that’s what we want the world to know.”

There’s two sides to every story she says. They are praying the “whole story” will come out.

News Flash, when you behead an innocent woman in the name of Allah, there is no other side to the story. There is one side that can be explained further, that’s it.


Alton Nolen
The radicalized Alton Nolen aka of Jah’Keem Yisrael,the good kid.