Sentencing hearing for John Marvin Jr. rescheduled

John Nick Marvin Jr., 47, leaves Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday after Judge David George rescheduled his sentencing hearing for April 5. Marvin was convicted in November of murdering two Hoonah police officers in 2010.

The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of murdering two Hoonah police officers in 2010 has been pushed back to April.


Originally set for February, Sitka Judge David George rescheduled the sentencing hearing for April 5 after realizing a written order for a pre-sentence report was never given, although a verbal order was.

A jury convicted John Nick Marvin Jr., 47, in November on two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing two Hoonah police officers in August 2010.

Prosecutors said Marvin shot Sgt. Anthony Wallace, 32, and Officer Matthew Tokuoka, 39, from the second-story window of his home as they were outside socializing with family members.

Marvin is facing life in prison.

George has yet to rule on an outstanding motion from the defense that requests a new trial on one of the special findings made by the jury that Wallace was engaged in the performance of official duties when he was killed. The jury did not make that finding for Tokuoka, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting.

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