Alleged Hoonah shooter indicted by grand jury

Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010

John Marvin Jr. was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury on two charges of first-degree murder, one day before the memorial service for the two Hoonah police officers he is accused of killing took place.

Marvin also faces a pair of felony charges of misconduct involving a weapon after allegedly ambushing Anthony Wallace and Matthew Tokuoka on Aug. 28th as they visited on the street in front of Marvin's Hoonah residence.

The case has been set for arraignment at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Juneau Superior Court. Judge Patricia Collins will preside. A public defender will represent Marvin.

"Any comments about that case I will make in court," District Attorney Doug Gardner said.

The misconduct charges stem from the fact Marvin possessed a firearm after a previous felony conviction, the indictment states.

If convicted, Marvin faces a sentence of 99 years on each murder count if it is determined Wallace and Tokuoka were "uniformed or otherwise clearly identified peace officer(s)," according to Alaska law. He could face five years in prison for each of the weapons misconduct charges.

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