Live Blog: Hoonah homicide trial day 7

Alaska State Trooper Investigator Mark Granda holds up a Browning BAR 7 mm rifle with scope that John N. Marvin, Jr. allegedly used to shoot Hoonah officers Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace. Granda showed the rifle during his testimony Saturday in Marvin’s trial.

Trial continues on Monday in the case of John Marvin, Jr. who’s accused of causing the deaths of Hoonah police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Anthony Wallace on August 28, 2010.

Some of the people involved during the trial include public defender Eric Hedland who has been appointed as Marvin’s attorney.

District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case. Sgt. Michelyn Manrique, supervising investigator, is assisting him at the prosecutor’s table with evidence management.

Superior Court Judge David George from Sitka is presiding over the trial.

Other court participants and witnesses during the trial include:

John Millan, who was the chief of police in Hoonah, and Arlen Skaflestad who served as a reserve officer during the shooting. William Wells witnessed part of the shooting from his apartment at Mary’s Inn.

Debbie Greene is the mother of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Haley Tokuoka is the widow of officer Matthew Tokuoka.

Physician’s Assistant Jeff Chelmo, former Hoonah officer Paul Comolli, and EMT Wilfred ‘Bill’ Wolfe assisted with the care and treatment of the officers in the clinic following the shooting.

Alaska State Trooper Andrew Adams served as an investigator following the shooting.

Juneau Police Officers Tonya James, Terry Allen, and Kevin Fermin were among those who responded to Hoonah or Bartlett Regional Hospital following the shooting.

Alaska State Trooper Paul Wegrzyn was among the contingent of officers who arrived in Hoonah shortly after the shooting.

Saturday’s trial session

Friday’s trial session

 


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October 29, 20125:45 pm

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Wegrzyn probably startled most of the people in the courtroom when he did this (Warning: loud audio!):

I know he certainly got my attention. I initially thought that my audio recorder was damaged as a result.


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October 29, 20125:30 pm

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October 29, 20124:49 pm

This is another picture shown to jurors on Saturday of more evidence found on Front Street in Hoonah at the shooting scene.

The bag on the left apparently contains toy cars and other toy items favored by one of the Tokuoka children. It suggests that one of the children either was holding it outside an open door or window, or that Sgt. Anthony Wallace was holding the bag when he was shot.


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October 29, 20124:44 pm

Here’s a picture from Saturday which I thought I had posted earlier today during the testimony of Paul Johanson.

This is a slug that Johanson found near Haley Tokuoka during a vigil at the shooting scene. Without alerting Haley, he picked it up and walked over to give the slug to a Trooper. The spent bullet apparently remained at the scene since the shooting. It’s still unclear if it simply hit the ground or if it passed through one of the two officers.

I just noticed that a bunch of blog entries from today’s trial have already disappeared. The likely reason is because of maintenance on our webservers today.


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October 29, 20124:10 pm

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October 29, 20123:10 pm

We have to clear out of courtroom. John Marvin wants to use the restroom too. Bench conference now underway with jury out.


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October 29, 20123:09 pm

Dybdahl excused. Break called. Likely one more prosecution witness for today…


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October 29, 20122:57 pm

She visited John Marvin a several months before the shooting incident and offered to help get power restored. Marvin believed that Hoonah Police Department cut off his power. He told her it would be best if she and the children would not be around. Not safe.


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October 29, 20122:50 pm

She had two young children with John Marvin. He sent money to help with expenses. Last time he worked full-time was at the liquor store.


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October 29, 20122:49 pm

She was married to John Marvin in 1990, divorced about 1995. Last spoke with him about January 2010.


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October 29, 20122:48 pm

Johanna Dybdahl was just called to the stand. Bench conference or side-bar…


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October 29, 20122:42 pm

Brower has just presented evidence of a bullet fragment found in Sgt. Wallace’s underwear (They showing pictures of the blood-stained underwear with the bullet fragment still intact).


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October 29, 20122:39 pm

Picture of prosecution’s evidence cart that was taken during trial on Saturday.

Trooper Bartlett was just shown pictures of some of the contents of those evidence bags.


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October 29, 20122:06 pm

Dr. Katherine Raven, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Alaska, is explaining the autopsy process. She did the autopsy on Officer Tokuoka. Two gun shot wounds to the chest.


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October 29, 20128:51 am

Another reporter and I are encouraged to leave the courtroom as the defendant is brought up from the courthouse’s holding cell with waist and leg shackles. I’ve watched John Marvin being brought up before in prison garb and shackles for pre-trial hearings. But the issue now is whether current photographs could prejudice members of the jury if they happen to see them.


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October 29, 20128:41 am

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October 29, 20128:35 am

“I think we’re just short a DA,” offered a Judicial Services officer. “We got four courtrooms going on at one time, your honor.”


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October 29, 20128:33 am

A slight delay for today’s start. Judge David George is waiting for a prosecutor and defendants to arrive for two short unrelated hearings scheduled for 8:15. It’s 8:33 now.


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October 29, 20125:14 am
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