Jury Begins Deliberations In Hoonah Murder Case

The case of a Hoonah man accused of shooting and killing two police officers is now in the hands of a jury.

Ten men and two women will begin deliberations Friday in the John Marvin trial that is now underway in Juneau.

A handful of witnesses were called to the stand to testify Thursday morning, and then the defense rested its case.

Before closing arguments Thursday, Marvin told the judge that he didn’t not want to testify in his own defense.

“I will remain silent,” he said.

Marvin is accused of killing police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace in Hoonah two years ago. He allegedly remained in his house – only coming out momentarily – before surrendering to officers over a day after the shooting. Marvin’s defense attorney says the prosecution’s case is completely circumstantial.