https://www.thedenverchannel.com/ne...-judge-rules-barry-morphew-will-head-to-trial CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. — Enough evidence was presented in Barry Morphew's preliminary hearings for the murder case to go to trial, a judge ruled Friday afternoon. Around 3 p.m., Chaffee County Judge Patrick Murphy ruled that he found probable cause for the charges of murder and tampering with a body. He said he can do this even if the body of Suzanne Morphew — Barry Morphew's wife, whom he is accused of killing — has not been found. "This is not a trial," Murphy said. "It does not serve as a mini trial. Only to see if there is probable cause that there was a murder and that the defendant might have caused that. We have to entertain a reasonable belief that the defendant may have caused this. The court must draw all reasonable inferences in favor of the people. Evidence to support a conviction is not necessary at this stage." The judge also set a cash-only bond for $500,000. In addition, he said the arrest affidavit will be released by noon Monday. He said he expects the trial to last at least four weeks in May 2022.