(April 5th update: Marvin was sentenced to two consecutive 99-year sentences. See recent blog entries below for more details about the sentencing hearing.)
(November 3rd 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 will begin 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 is 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 more about Thursday’s closing arguments with KTOO’s live blog of the day’s proceedings.
Additional information can be found on KTOO’s Special Projects page devoted to the case.
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