The John Marvin, Jr. Trial

John Marvin, Jr., 47, stood 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 represented Marvin while District Attorney Dave Brower prosecuted the case. Sitka Superior Court Judge David George presided over the ten-day trial that was being held at the Dimond Courthouse in Juneau.

 

By Matt Miller

Hoonah Homicide Trial | The Verdict

(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.)

Nov. 2, 2012
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.

Live Blog | Day 10

Nov. 1, 2012
The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of John Marvin, Jr. 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.

Live Blog | Day 9

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.

Live Blog | 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.

Live Blog | 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.

Live Blog | 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.

Live Blog | 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.

Live Blog | 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.

Live Blog | Day 3

Oct. 24, 2012
Opening arguments are planned for Wednesday in the state’s case against John N. Marvin, Jr. 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.

Live Blog | Day 2

Oct. 23, 2012
Jury selection continues on Tuesday in the case of a Hoonah man accused of killing two police officers. 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 | 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.


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