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Hoonah cop-killer trial: Opening arguments start Thursday

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published October 24, 2012

After three days of selection, a jury of three women and 11 men has been picked for the trial of John Marvin Jr., the man accused of murdering two police officers in the Southeast Alaska village of Hoonah. A jury of 12 will decide the case, with the others as alternates.

Opening arguments are expected to start 9 a.m. Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

In August 2010, Martin was arrested on murder charges after an armed standoff. He is accused of the alleged ambush-style killings of Hoonah police officers Matt Tokuoka and Tony Wallace.

Hoonah is a Tlingit community of about 750 people located 40 air miles west of Juneau in Southeast Alaska.

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