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      Hearing delayed for attempted murder suspect

      The preliminary hearing for the 58-year-old Manistique man accused of cutting a woman's throat has been postponed to allow additional healing time for the victim.

      Thomas Becks, Jr. is charged with attempted murder. If convicted, Becks could be facing life in prison. He's also charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon.

      Becks did plead guilty to a probation violation via video Monday. The morning he was arrested for attempted murder he had alcohol in his system. The probation was set after a drunk driving incident earlier this year.

      The attempted murder incident occurred July 28 when the defendant allegedly slit the throat of a 31-year-old woman. Becks prelim has been rescheduled for September 10.