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Becker to remain at Oakdale facility

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OAKDALE (KWWL) -- Staff at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale say Mark Becker will likely stay there until his treatment changes.

Becker was sentenced to life in prison back in April after he was convicted of shooting and killing Aplington-Parkersburg football coach, Ed Thomas in June of 2009.

Deputy Warden Greg Ort says Becker was transferred into a unit for prisoners who are mentally unstable or can't function normally after completing the intake and evaluation process a few weeks ago.

Ort says Becker will likely remain at there until his treatment changes.

Jurors rejected the insanity defense that Becker's attorney used during the trial.

Becker was diagnosed with schizophrenia by psychiatrists who testified at his trial.

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