Suspect in Alaska police ambush had prior run-in with slain officers

The booking photos of John Marvin Jr. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. 45. Marvin is charged with two counts of first-degree murder on allegations that he ambushed the two officers as they chatted in front of his home late Saturday. Full Story

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#1 Aug 31, 2010
It had to be pretty tough for the mother to see her son shot in front of her like that, but why would the officers choose to have a coffee klatch in front of the house of a mentally unstable person who the officers had known to harm them in a previous arrest only a year prior? That doesn't make any sense and reeks of either arrogance or down right officer complacency.

"The prosecutor assigned to the 2009 case declined Monday to say why the charges were dropped.

"Our office is reeling, and I'm not prepared to talk about it," said Amy Williams, an assistant district attorney. She added she doesn't want to risk jeopardizing the new case against Marvin...

The documents also note Marvin's "mental health issues."

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