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Hearing to be held today for accused cop killer

Posted: October 19, 2012 - 12:02am

A hearing will be held this morning to discuss the results of John N. Marvin Jr.’s latest mental competency evaluation.

Marvin is accused of fatally shooting two Hoonah police officers in 2010, and is slated to stand trial next week.

Marvin’s attorney, public defender Eric Hedland, requested the last-minute evaluation on Friday, citing a lack of communication with his client.

Sitka Superior Court Judge David George granted the request on Monday and ordered Marvin be transported to the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage for the evaluation, then transported back to Juneau.

George previously deemed Marvin legally incompetent, then reversed his decision in June.


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