Both the Standard-Examiner and the Salt Lake Tribune report on the latest development in the Matthew Stewart homicide case, with stories detailing events at yesterday's 2d District Court Status Conference:
- Stewart to face murder trial in April 2014
- Ogden shootout suspect Matthew David Stewart gets 2014 trial date
Additionally, Judge Hyde "set a May 22 status conference for this year, as well as a July 31 deadline this year for expected defense motions," along with a September 18 date "for likely oral arguments."
As for the prosecution's pending motion seeking a DNA sample from Stewart, Stewart's defense team "did not dispute the request during Wednesday’s hearing," so that motion will no doubt be granted by the court.
And the "wheels of justice" continue to grind ever so tediously, as the defendant Matthew Stewart continues to cool his heels in the Weber County Hoosegow.
What a shame it is, we think, that so many lives have been forever altered, and that so many public resources have been (and continue to be) squandered, over sixteen stupid (and relatively harmless) marijuana plants.
Update 2/14/13 10:51 a.m.: A couple of corrections from one of our sharp-eyed WCF readers: "Gurrister is wrong (like usual) on the trial date.. its April 23 - May 23."
We've made the appropriate date correction; and at least the Trib got it right.
The same reader further points out that "Gurrister may also need reminding Matt didn't distribute, and is not charged with it."