Psychiatry Expert Testifies In Alaska Police Shooting Case

Psychiatry expert witness Dr. Lawrence Maile, Alaska Psychiatric Institute, testified Tuesday that John N. Marvin Jr., accused of shooting two Hoonah, AK, police officers to death, is competent for trial.  With neuropsychology expert and University of Washington professor Dr. Fred Wise testifying that Marvin is delusional with possible organic brain trauma, the defendant’s competency is still undetermined.   The experts were questioned by District Attorney Dave Brower and public defender Eric Hedland.

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