- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Prosecutors are dropping a terrorism hoax charge against a former Oklahoma City nursing home employee who told his co-worker that he was going to cut off her head.

An Oklahoma County judge dismissed the felony charge Monday at the request of prosecutors.

District Attorney David Prater tells The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1wZt5Px ) the charge was withdrawn because the credibility of the co-worker came into question. Other witnesses at the nursing home said the ex-employee was clearly joking.

The co-worker reported the incident to police on the same September day Islamic State militants released a video of the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

An attorney for the ex-employee says his client and his family are pleased the district attorney dismissed the charge.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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