Accused cop killer appears in court

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A man accused of killing an Ogden police officer and wounding five other officers in a shootout at his home appeared in court Monday morning.

Matthew David Stewart, 38, allegedly opened fire when agents from the Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force entered his home to serve a drug-related search warrant.

Stewart faces a capital murder charge in connection with the death of Agent Jared Francom and several other felony charges.  Stewart's court appearance Monday was a status hearing, where the prosecution, the defense and the judge determined a date for Stewart's preliminary hearing.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 31 through November 2.


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