Opening arguments are planned for Wednesday in the state’s case against John N. Marvin, Jr.
The 47-year old Marvin is accused of killing Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace in August 2010.
Thirty-six people were interviewed as potential jurors on Monday and another 54 were interviewed on Tuesday. The Juneau trial court system originally called 255 people in for jury service on Monday.
Of those interviewed, some were disqualified because they either exhibited a bias in the case or they did not have a solid understanding of the court proceedings. Potential jurors were specifically asked about media coverage and what they remembered from stories in the newspaper or on the radio over the last two years. Each person was interviewed individually away from the rest of the potential jury pool so that others would not be influenced by other recollections of the event.
You can review previous days’ proceedings in KTOO’s live coverage of the trial:
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