Founded in 2010

News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Accused killer of police officer hangs himself in Utah jail

OGDEN, Utah, May 26 (UPI) — A man awaiting trial in Utah in the death of a police officer during a January 2012 drug raid has died in his cell by hanging, sheriffs said Friday.

Matthew David Stewart, 39, had a courtroom defeat the day before, when Judge Noel Hyde of Utah’s 2nd District Court rejected his lawyers’ contention a police officer lied about the “knock-and-announce” warrant that led to the raid on his home, in which an Ogden, Utah, police officer was killed and five others wounded, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday.

“I think (Wednesday’s) hearing hit him hard. I just think he couldn’t bear it anymore,” said Erma Stewart, Stewart’s sister-in-law, after her family was informed of his death by Weber County, Utah, sheriffs.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Even more news:

Need help with your website?
Call your local professional,
Breakthrough Web Design:
or go to

Copyright 2022 – Internet Marketing Pros. of Iowa, Inc.
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
%d bloggers like this: