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The John Marvin, Jr. Trial

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.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial Wrap-up

Nov. 2, 2012

(Update: Two guilty verdicts for murder in the first degree were returned at noon Saturday. See Saturday’s blog entries below for more details about the reading of the verdict.)

 

The case of a Hoonah man accused of shooting and killing two police officers is now in the hands of a jury.

 

Ten men and two women began deliberations on Friday in the trial of John Nick Marvin, Jr. that is now underway in Juneau.

 

A handful of witnesses were called to the stand to testify on Thursday morning, and then the defense rested its case.

 

Before closing arguments Thursday, Marvin told the judge that he didn’t not want to testify in his own defense.

 

“I will remain silent.”

 

Marvin was accused of killing police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace in Hoonah in August 28, 2010. He allegedly remained in his house – only coming out briefly – before surrendering to officers over a day after the shooting.

 

Jurors reached a verdict at about noon Saturday which was announced about 42 minutes later.

 

Read the full live blog of day 11 and later.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 10

Nov. 1, 2012

 

The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of John Marvin, Jr. who is accused of causing the deaths of Hoonah police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Anthony Wallace on August 28, 2010.

 

District Attorney Dave Brower wrapped up with presentation of evidence and witnesses on Wednesday. Public defender Eric Hedland moved for a judgement of acquittal and a change of venue. But both motions were denied by Sitka Superior Court Judge David George. He’s presiding over the trial that’s being held at Juneau’s Dimond Courthouse.

 

Read the full live blog of day 10.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 9

Oct. 31, 2012            


The trial in the case of John Marvin, Jr. enters the ninth day on Wednesday. Oct. 31, 2012.

 

The prosecution was expected to rest its case on Tuesday with the defense presenting its case on Wednesday. But that timetable has slipped a bit.

 

Earlier expectations had the trial wrapping up by Friday. No indication from Judge George yet whether he will allow the jury to deliberate over the weekend if they get the case late in the week.

 

   Read the full live blog of day 9.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 8

Oct. 30, 2012

 

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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 8.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 7

Oct. 31, 2012

 

The prosecution continued examining witnesses on Monday 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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 7.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 6

Oct. 27, 2012

 

An unusual Saturday trial session was held 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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 6.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 5

Oct. 26, 2012

 

Testimony continues on Friday 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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 5.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 4

Oct. 25, 2012

 

Opening arguments are now planned for Thursday morning in the trial of a Hoonah man accused of killing two police officers. After three days of interviews with prospective jurors, a jury was seated Wednesday afternoon in the case of State of Alaska vs. John N. Marvin, Jr.

 

Read the full live blog of day 4.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 3

Oct. 24, 2012

 

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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 3.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 2

Oct. 23, 2012

 

Jury selection continues on Tuesday in the case of a Hoonah man accused of killing two police officers.

 

Read the full live blog of day 2.

Live Blog: Hoonah Homicide Trial – Day 1

Oct. 22, 2012

 

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.

 

Read the full live blog of day 1.

Additional coverage

Aug. 29, 2010

Officers reported killed Hoonah, stand-off underway

 

Aug. 30, 2010

Monday Newscast (update August 30, 2010)

 

Aug. 31, 2010

Prosecutors ask for John Marvin Jr.’s bail set at $1M

 

Sept. 7, 2010

Police Rally around Hoonah

 

Sept. 9, 2010

Police flock to Hoonah for officers’ memorial

 

Sept. 9, 2010

Hoonah honors slain officers

 

Dec. 24, 2010

After trying year, Hoonah celebrates Christmas

 

Jan. 24, 2011

Close-knit Hoonah on the road to recovery

 

Sept. 7, 2011

Competency evaluation could delay trial in Hoonah shooting case

 

Oct. 11, 2011

New date for Hoonah case

 

Jan. 9 2012

Accused Hoonah shooter declared incompetent to stand trial

 

May 11, 2012

Alaska Police Memorial Day

 

June 5, 2012

High-profile trials lined up for this fall

 

June 11, 2012

Marvin declared competent to stand trial

 

Oct. 16, 2012

Hoonah defendant to undergo another exam

 

Oct. 18, 2012

Accused shooter’s mental competency questioned

 

Oct. 19, 2012

Hoonah double homicide trial to start Monday

 

Oct. 24, 2012

Jurors to hear arguments in Hoonah double homicide case

 

Oct. 27, 2012

Wife, mother witness shooting of Hoonah officers

 

Oct. 29, 2012

Hoonah man testifies about spent bullet found at homicide scene

 

Oct. 30, 2012

Prosecution wrapping up case in Hoonah homicide trial

 

Nov. 1, 2012

Prosecution rests, defense moves for judgment of acquittal in Marvin case

 

Nov. 2, 2012

Jury now considering Hoonah homicide case

 

Nov. 3, 2012

John N. Marvin, Jr. found guilty in Hoonah double homicide

 

Nov. 16, 2012

Convicted Hoonah murderer wants new trial

 

Jan. 8, 2013

Delayed sentencing for convicted Hoonah shooter

 

Feb. 27, 2013

Judge denies new trial request in Hoonah homicide case

 

April 4, 2013

Mother of Tony Wallace: ‘He just had a big heart. He was a good boy.’

 

April 5, 2013

Sentence handed down for man convicted of killing Hoonah officers

 

April 24, 2013 

City of Hoonah responds to lawsuit filed by officer’s widow