Suspect in killing of Hoonah officers deaths pleads not guilty

September 14, 2010 

JUNEAU -- The man accused of killing two Hoonah police officers has pleaded not guilty, through his attorney.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins set a tentative trial date of Dec. 6 for John Marvin, charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 28 shooting deaths of Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace.

Public defender Eric Hedland represented Marvin at arraignment Monday and asked for a jury trial.

Collins maintained Marvin's bail at $1 million.

Hedland told the Juneau Empire he probably will not comment to the press throughout the proceedings.

Judge Collins set a hearing for Oct. 12 to determine pretrial deadlines and the status of the case.

Marvin also faces two counts of weapons misconduct.

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