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Jury convicts Becker of murder

Updated: March 3, 2010, 1:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ALLISON, Iowa -- Mark Becker stood passively Tuesday as a jury found him guilty of murder in the shooting of a nationally known Iowa high school football coach.

He seemed far removed from the man whose mind was filled with images of angels and horned demons who lurked in the shadows of every room, telling him that the community was plotting against him and that Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas -- known for his winning record and town leadership -- was Satan.

Becker, 24, had explained ...

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