Day eight of the trial in the case of John Marvin, Jr. gets underway on Tuesday. Marvin is accused of causing the deaths of Hoonah police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Anthony Wallace on August 28, 2010.
District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case. Sgt. Michelyn Manrique, supervising investigator, is assisting him at the prosecutor’s table with evidence management and is expected to take the witness stand first-thing on Tuesday morning.
Other key characters during the trial include public defender Eric Hedland who has been appointed as Marvin’s attorney. Superior Court Judge David George from Sitka is presiding over the trial.
Other court participants and witnesses during the trial include:
Debbie Greene is the mother of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Haley Tokuoka is the widow of officer Matthew Tokuoka.
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. Paul Johanson, brother-in-law of Haley Tokuoka, witnessed part of the shooting incident and recovered a bullet or spent slug that may have been fired at the officers.
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 and Trooper Mark Granda served as investigators 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 as a part of a Special Emergency Response Team.
Johanna Dybdahl is a former spouse of John Marvin.
Paul Johanson, brother-in-law of Haley Tokuoka, Chris Budke of Hoonah, and Mike Lockabey of Wrangell also testified to their involvement in the case.
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