Beverly Hall's trial postponed indefinitely

ATLANTA -- Beverly Hall's poor health has forced a Fulton County judge to indefinitely postpone her corruption trial.

Friday morning, Hall's defense attorneys told Judge Jerry Baxter their client is undergoing chemotherapy for Stage IV breast cancer and is too ill to go to trial. They also said Hall was analyzed by a psychiatrist and was deemed mentally unfit to aid her defense at this time.

Fulton County prosecutors asked for an outside opinion.

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A trial for Hall and 12 others named in the Atlanta Public Schools test cheating scandal is set to begin Aug. 11. Baxter said the trial will go on for the remaining defendants.

The judge added that while Hall will not go to trial next month, she will remain under indictment.

So far, 21 educators have pleaded guilty in the scandal.


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