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Mark Becker court dates set

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ALLISON (KWWL) - Trial dates are set for the man accused of killing an Iowa high school football coach.

Coach Ed Thomas was fatally shot on June 24 in a weight room in front of about 20 students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in northeast Iowa.

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Becker, a former player, will appear in Butler County Court on September 15 for the First Degree Murder charge, and on October 27 for the Elude/Attempt to Elude charge. 

Becker pleaded not guilty in a written plea last week.  Online court records show that Becker demanded a speedy trial, which means he will have to stand trial within 90 days.

Becker remains in the Cerro Gordo County jail on $1 million cash bond.

Thomas coached for 34 years in the community about 80 miles northeast of Des Moines and had guided several players to the NFL.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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