OGDEN -- Weber County Attorney Dee Smith complained today about what he termed the shenanigans of one of Matthew Stewart's defense attorneys.
"There's been some shenanigans going on in this case by one of the attorneys. The word shenanigans is the best way to describe it."
Specifically, Smith complains about motions filed by defense attorney Randy Richards that ask for evidence in the case and implying that prosecutors have something to hide.
Smith said the last straw were the most recent motions filed by Richards, in which he claimed that he had been denied access to Stewart's house.
Smith said two other defense attorneys on the case have been in the house.
Richards attended the press conference. "I don't play games and I don't file frivolous motions," Richards said in response to Smith's comments. "My only response is I filed my motions and I stand behind them."
Smith and Richards were law partners for several years before Smith was appointed Weber County Attorney in 2009.
Stewart faces capital murder charges and seven other felony charges in a Jan. 4 shoot out at his house. Weber-Morgan Strike Force Agent Jared Francom, an Ogden police officer, died of his injuries and five other officers were wounded.