Trial date set for man accused of killing Hoonah officers

June 15, 2011 

JUNEAU -- A trial date has been set in Juneau for a 46-year-old man accused of fatally ambushing two police officers in the Southeast Alaska town of Hoonah.

John Nick Marvin Jr. is scheduled to begin trial on Oct. 17 in connection with the Aug. 28, 2010, deaths of 39-year-old Matthew Tokuoka and 32-year-old Sgt. Anthony Wallace.

The Juneau Empire says Marvin is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and weapons misconduct. He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say Marvin gunned down the two officers as they spoke together on the street in front of Marvin's home. Family members of the officers were present at the time.

Authorities say Marvin barricaded himself inside his home in a standoff with authorities before surrendering about 36 hours after the shooting.

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