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Man to be sentenced in Iowa coach's killing

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - The attorney for a man facing a life sentence for the slaying of a nationally known Iowa high school football coach maintains her client was insane at the time of the shooting.

Mark D. Becker, 24, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the June 2009 shooting death of Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas. Becker is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in court in Allison. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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