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Mom says son was depressed

Updated: February 17, 2010, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLISON, Iowa -- The mother of a former football player accused of fatally shooting his high school coach testified Wednesday that her son suffered from severe bouts of depression and occasionally violent episodes.

Joan Becker said her son, Mark Becker, was hospitalized for mental issues three times before he was accused of gunning down Aplington-Parkersburg coach Ed Thomas in June.

The first episode, in September 2008, began when Mark Becker began calling her "horrible, horrible ...

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