The suspect in the shooting of 6 police officers is trying to raise money for
his death penalty defense.
Matthew David Stewart is facing an aggravated murder charge, accused of killing
Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force agent Jared Francom and wounding 5 other
officers as they served a drug-related search warrant in early January. He
faces the death penalty, if convicted.
Stewart's family confirmed they launched a website, helpmatthewstewart.org, to
raise money for his defense and post information about the pending court case.
Stewart's father declined to comment when contacted by FOX 13 on Thursday.
"Those who know Matthew regard him as one of the most kind, honest, and caring
individuals they know," the site says.
Stewart has claimed that he believed he was being robbed when the shooting
occurred. The website also includes a comment on the death of Agent Francom.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jared Francom. The
loss of a life is always devastating," they write.
(source: Fox News)