A Utah man charged with murdering a drug agent during a blazing shootout at his house says his insurance company owes him for damages to the residence, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Matthew Stewart is suing the Fire Insurance Exchange and Farmers Insurance Group for breach of contract, claiming it has not honored the coverage on his home in suburban Ogden.
Stewart is being held on charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder for the alleged killing of Jared Francom and shooting at other drug enforcement officers during a raid on his house on Jan. 4, 2012.
In his suit, Stewart, 38, says in addition to money to repair his home, the insurance company also owes him for a biohazard clean-up.
He further claims he’s owed for loss of rent at $40 per day — the same amount he’s being charged for his incarceration as he awaits trial, according to the Tribune.
After insurance appraisal documents estimated that the shootout caused $8,400 in damages, it determined that some of that amount was not recoverable due to depreciation of the residence.
It ended up paying Stewart a total of $3,321.
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