OGDEN -- Matthew Stewart was hospitalized over the weekend for emergency surgery and may be in intensive care for as long as two weeks, his attorney told a judge today.
Defense attorney Randy Richards told 2nd District Judge Noel Hyde that the surgery was due to complications from earlier injuries. Stewart was shot several times during a January drug raid at his home in which an Ogden police officer was killed and five others injured.
The defense also asked Hyde to delay a preliminary hearing set for July 18-20 because ballistics reports will not be available from the state crime lab before July 1.
After 20 minutes to consider the request, Hyde agreed to reschedule the preliminary hearing. That date will be decided at a status conference on July 18.
Stewart faces capital murder charges in the case.