OGDEN - Accused police killer Matthew David Stewart hanged himself with a bedsheet in his Weber County Jail cell early Friday, County Attorney Dee Smith said today.
Jailers checked on Stewart one hour earlier, Smith said. He termed the watch on Stewart as "vigilant."
"Suicides in correctional facilities are a microcosm of our society," Sheriff Terry Thompson said.
Smith and Thompson took no questions after announcing Stewart's death.
Earlier today, defense attorney Bernie Allen said Stewart's family told him the death was by hanging.