The trial of a Hoonah man accused of shooting and killing two police officers has been officially moved until the end of January.
The judge in the case earlier wanted another opinion on whether John Marvin, Jr. is competent to stand trial, and he had already signaled his intention to postpone trial in case. It was previously scheduled to start next Monday, October 17.
After a hearing last month, Sitka Superior Court Judge David George said he wanted an additional opinion on Marvin’s competency. But his selected psychologist won’t be able to do an evaluation until later this month at the earliest.
A new competency hearing has been set for January 6, just a few weeks before the start of trial on January 30, 2012.
Marvin, now 46-years old, is being charged with murder and weapons misconduct in connection with the shooting of Hoonah officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka. The incident on August 28th of last year allegedly included Marvin holding officers at bay and refusing to surrender until a day after the shooting.
- A drop in state funding could mean Anchorage will face a $24 million spending gap.
- In 2007, Alaska Department of Fish & Game information officer Riley Woodford profiled Beier and wrote he hand handled almost 800 bears and survived four bear attacks.
- Maya Holmes grew up in Petersburg. She works with the artists behind the fantastic faces produced for Kubo and the Two Strings.
- A damaged traffic light prompted authorities to close lanes of Egan drive until repairs could be made. The light has been fixed.