Re "Alleged cop killer Matthew Stewart hangs self in jail cell" (Tribune, May 26):
Matt Stewart died in despair. Though he had a reasonable and plausible defense, he recognized that our warped legal system did not offer him much of a chance.
Stewart's violent reaction to a group of armed men breaking into his home at night was sadly all too predictable. Isn't self-defense reason No. 1 given to explain Utah's bizarre love affair with guns?