CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, Chaffee Co, 10 May 2020 #81 *arrest*

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  1. kittythehare

    kittythehare Well-Known Member

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    No idea what anybody is gonna do at this stage..
     


  2. Derph

    Derph Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing they recovered the trail cams and saw the last time they were used. Why that wasn't mentioned before is nuts!
     
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  3. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    Also I think it's weird because closing statements are always done before deliberation. So traditionally they would have been done on the last day of the hearing. It's supposed to help in the Judge or jury's deliberation, not be a preamble for the decision. JMO
     
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    Cindizzi Well-Known Member

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    The prosecution is now saying that Barry is a seasoned hunter and has the experience to wait out his prey. He was being civil the days after she told him she was done. They say he loaded the tranquilizer syringe the last day she was known to be alive, "and it was on."
    https://twitter.com/sydneestelle/status/1438960511144529920?s=21

    No surprise here, but the prosecution just ended their argument asking the judge to move forward to trial without granting bond to Barry.


    The defense for Barry is now saying that this entire case is based on conjecture and that the prosecution is really reaching. Reminder: Suzanne's body has never been found and this case is very slim on physical evidence.

    The defense is saying that a jury would need to see clear proof and a strong presumption that he's guilty in order for him to be held over to trial without bond. The prosecution is trying to prove motive and opportunity, and the defense says that's not enough.

    Defense: "They've offered no plausible theory... how did he kill her? How did he dispose of the body? ...Motive and opportunity is not enough, but they (the prosecution) haven't proven either of those."

    The defense is now bringing up the DNA found in Suzanne's car -- reminding the court that the DNA partially matched unsolved sexual assaults in Phoenix, Tempe and Chicago.
     
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  6. Megnut

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    If Barry says the 18 miles were to the spa store, I am certain they weren't.

    JMO
     
  7. Tortoise

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    It doesn't sound as if Attorney Connolly knows the case. Barry even admits going home. His truck data shows he was home. He texted to say he was coming home.
     
  8. marylamby

    marylamby On Time Out

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    A partial match IS NOT A MATCH. Sheesh.
     
  9. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Well-Known Member

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    An extra pair of hands to row a leaky boat?

    MOO: I think BM didn't work well with two strong opinionated women who likely told him to shut up and listen.
     
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  10. steeltowngirl

    steeltowngirl Well-Known Member

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    I’m done! :p:)
     
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  11. Gigi3

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    Not to mention the girls were conveniently away... :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Nikynoo

    Nikynoo Verified Attorney - United Kingdom

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    Can either side appeal the decision(s) made by the judge today?
     
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  13. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    @LaurenScharfTV

    4. Facebook (State keeps shifting stories first thought BM used her FB account, now she friend requested guys) 5. Mallory Sheets/Tranquilizer Cap (no evidence of #BarryMorphew DNA) 6. Chlorine in Hotel Room (near a pool) 7. Coffee (SM finished her morning routine).

    4:44 PM · Sep 17, 2021·
     
  14. steeltowngirl

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    The defense, on the cap in the dryer: "There’s no evidence tying that cap to Barry Morphew, much less tying it to a murder."
     
  15. Nikynoo

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    Interesting that BOTH the defence and prosecution have brought in skilled attorneys for this hearing. I am wondering why?
     
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  16. browneyes

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    This is going to trial….no bond. I feel it. JMHO
     
  17. katydid23

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    What does frozen ground have to do with anything? Is that the only way to dispose of a body?
     
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  18. Alethea

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    Yes but I think this will be an abuse of discretion standard so very hard to actually overrule.
     
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  19. Megnut

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    I think Barry wore Suzanne's biking gloves to touch the security cables.... and who knows what else. That's why they were in the bedroom not in her car.

    JMO
     
  20. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    I can feel the reach from the Defense at my keyboard. ;)
     
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