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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2012 3:08 pm | Updated: 11:39 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

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.

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