Matthew appeared in court on February 2nd as the judge appointed two replacement defense attorneys to his case.
Kent Hart, executive director of Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, criticized Weber County prosecutors for interfering with Stewart’s defense.
“His life is on the line and the county wants to control who their opponent is,” Hart said, noting that because this is a capital murder case the county should be extra careful in deciding who represents Stewart.
Matthew’s lawyer Randy Richards states that he intends to stay on the case. Mr Richards also expressed to the court the lack of cooperation from the prosecution in fulfilling his requests for discovery of evidence.
“I’ve gotten nothing from the state, and I’ve been told I’ll get nothing,” Richards said.
- Matthew Defended Himself
- The Fight is Not Over
- Matthew gave up hope of justice
- Ogden Police Mistakes Continue
- Defense Seeks Acquittal
- Matthew’s Case Continues to Jury Trial
- A Victim of Police Violence???
- Officers’ failure to prepare made a violent situation even more dangerous
- Day one preliminary summary!
- A Statement from Matthew’s family
- The Long Awaited Preliminary!
- Matthew thought he was being robbed and his life threatened
- Fundraiser to Support Defense Fund
- POW :Protest the violent war on drugs and support Matthew David Stewart
- Stewart supporters gather to support a non-violent drug policy
- Prosecution selectively releases search warrant, others remain sealed
- Accepting Donations Again!
- Defense denied access to Matthew’s home
- Weber County Officials tainting would-be Jurors
- Seeking a Level Field
- Thank you for your Support!
- Dissatisfaction with Police and Prosecution handling of Matthew’s case
- Despite requests to the prosecution for evidence, Stewart’s lawyer has received nothing
- A Tragic Misunderstanding