Man accused in police killings found competent

Oct 21, 2012 -- 1:33pm


- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Sitka superior court judge has ruled a man charged in the fatally shooting of two Hoonah police officers is competent to stand trial. The ruling week clears the way for a jury trial of John Marvin Jr. set to begin Monday with jury selection. The Juneau Empire says Judge David George issued the decision Friday after hearing more testimony from two psychologists who re-evaluated the Hoonah man Wednesday at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage. Marvin is charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 shootings of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka. Marvin had previously been ruled incompetent to stand trial, but was cleared in June. A new evaluation was ordered after his public defender complained about Marvin's unwillingness or inability to communicate with him. 

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