Website back up to raise money for accused Ogden police shooter

Posted at 10:44 PM, Mar 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-17 00:44:00-04

OGDEN — A website raising money for accused cop killer Matthew David Stewart’s legal defense is back up.

Family and friends running posted on Facebook and on the site late Friday that they have finally obtained permission from state officials to raise funds. The Utah Department of Commerce ordered the website to stop taking donations, claiming they did not have the proper permits.

Stewart is facing a capital murder charge, accused of killing Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force Agent Jared Francom and wounding five others. He faces the death penalty, if convicted.

Stewart is due back in court on Monday.