JUNEAU, Alaska - A Sitka superior court judge has ruled a man charged in the fatally shooting of two Hoonah police officers is competent to stand trial.
The ruling week clears the way for a jury trial of John Marvin Jr. set to begin Monday with jury selection.
The Juneau Empire (http://is.gd/KEd5Cv ) says Judge David George issued the decision Friday after hearing more testimony from two psychologists who re-evaluated the Hoonah man Wednesday at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage.
Marvin is charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 shootings of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Officer Matthew Tokuoka.
Marvin had previously been ruled incompetent to stand trial, but was cleared in June.
A new evaluation was ordered after his public defender complained about Marvin's unwillingness or inability to communicate with him.