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Another mental exam set for Hoonah man accused of killing policemen

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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:42 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska - A judge has ordered another mental examination for a man accused of killing two Hoonah police officers.

Trial is scheduled to start Monday for John Marvin Jr., charged with murder and weapons misconduct in the shooting deaths of Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace.

Marvin had previously been ruled incompetent to stand trial, but was cleared in June.

KTOO reports (http://is.gd/kRMjpP) the latest request came Monday from his public defender, Eric Hedland, who complained about Marvin's unwillingness or inability to communicate with him. Superior Court Judge David George decided Marvin would be immediately transported to Anchorage for evaluation by a psychologist who has previously evaluated Martin.

But the psychologist, David Sperbeck, testified he still believes Marvin is competent but unwilling to stand trial.

Jury selection could start Monday.

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