Tentative trial date set in wrongful death case

Oct 30, 2013 -- 9:00am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Trial has been set for next September in the wrongful death case filed by the widow of a slain Hoonah police officer. Haley Tokuoka alleges negligence in the death of Matthew Tokuoka by the city of Hoonah and police officer Tony Wallace. Hoonah resident John Marvin Jr. was convicted in the 2010 shooting deaths of both Matthew Tokuoka and Wallace and is serving consecutive 99-year prison terms. The lawsuit, among other things, alleges negligent training and supervision and breach of contract over benefits. KTOO reports the suit seeks general damages of more than $100,000, special damages and attorneys' fees. The city of Hoonah disputes the claims and has asked the suit be dismissed. The tentative Sept. 16 trial date was set during a brief court hearing Tuesday in Juneau.

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