• Source: Ex-APS supt. Beverly Hall bedridden; cannot attend trial


    ATLANTA - A prosecution source has confirmed that former Atlanta Public School superintendent Beverly Hall has become bedridden and will not be able to attend her trial set for Aug. 11.

    Hall, who is facing racketeering conspiracy charges in the 2011 APS test-cheating scandal, is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. Hall's attorneys say her condition has worsened, according to Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne, who broke the story on Twitter on Wednesday night.

    Winne says Hall's legal team has presented sworn statements from her oncologist indicating she would not be able to focus, pay appropriate attention or sit in court.

    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.

    Hall's trial was originally set to begin in April 2014, but a judge granted her defense attorneys' request to postpone it until August. Hall's defense team said she was too sick to go to trial.

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