John Marvin, Jr., 47, stands trial for the August 28, 2010 deaths of Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace. After allegedly shooting both officers, other officers who responded to the scene said that Marvin engaged in a standoff with them for nearly a day before he surrendered.
Public defender Eric Hedland is representing Marvin while District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case.
Sitka Superior Court Judge David George is presiding over the ten-day trial that is being held at the Dimond Courthouse in Juneau.
In addition to updated stories that you can hear on KTOO’s regularly-scheduled newscasts, we’ll also be live-blogging the events and proceedings of the trial.
KTOO News has covered this case extensively from the very beginning. Here is a sampling of some of our previous stories:
- “So what we’re seeing here is a giant step — a beautiful step — backward in time, where we’re remembering that there is no us versus them. There’s only us, and we are the people, and the people are the police."
- Eaglecrest Ski Area is opening this year ahead of schedule.
- Alaska and British Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday expected to increase the state’s role in transboundary mine decisions.
- New rules could make it possible to develop more renewable energy in Alaska, by making it easier for independent projects to sell their power to the grid.