Attorneys: Beverly Hall physically, mentally unfit to stand trial

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Former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Beverly Hall.

ATLANTA, Ga. - Attorneys for former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall has asked to put her trial on hold due to health complications.

Hall is fighting stage 4 breast cancer and attorneys say her condition has worsened.

Last year, a grand jury indicted her and 34 other APS educators for their alleged role in the district's CRCT (criterion-referenced competency tests) cheating scandal.

Channel 2's Mark Winne obtained a copy of the defense's motion filed by Hall's attorneys Monday's afternoon.

The motion reads: "Defendent Beverly Hall has over the last several weeks become progressively more ill and, in the opinion of her physician, will be physically and mentally unable to attend trial or meaningfully assist with her defense for a period of six to eight months, while she undergoes enhanced cancer treatment."

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