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Judge suspends Becker trial; ok's eval.

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BUTLER COUNTY (KWWL) -- Trial proceedings for Mark Becker have been suspended.  Thursday a judge granted the request of the prosecution: Becker will undergo a mental health evaluation Friday morning.  This according to a filing in Butler County court Thursday afternoon.

The judge also scheduled a hearing to examine those findings and rule if Becker is competent to stand trial for murder.  That's set for Tuesday, September 1st.

Becker is accused of shooting A-P football coach Ed Thomas back in June.

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