CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #54 *ARREST*

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  1. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    I think it's the opposite - there's so much in the affadavit that even if the judge goes to open it, the defense attorney will likely object to parts of it (and that's his/her job to do that).

    I think it is only ethical for the opposing attorney (the prosecution) to allow that process to take place. The defense should get to see the affadavit before we do, and the judge needs to rule on whether some parts need to be redacted (for example, names and addresses, just as one set of things, especially as regarding potential witnesses).

    Once the defense and the prosecution speak with the judge, and the judge has his/her questions answered, then it's likely it will be available to the public. But we shouldn't see it before the defendant's attorney has a chance to discuss it with the court.
     


  2. EggSalad

    EggSalad Well-Known Member

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    Have we had an @OldCop post yet?
     
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  3. DetectiveFoyleWannabe

    DetectiveFoyleWannabe Well-Known Member

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    Wonder why they let people get in cars/trucks. What if he just bolted. Then you put other people at risk. Not a LE expert tho so maybe there’s some reason.
     
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  4. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Wow. Well, that was daring of them.
     
  5. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    DITTO !!
    I have been impressed with him since the first presser at the beginning.
    He has not disappointed me at all.
    This is my first time hearing/watching the new DA and I felt pretty positive about her also.
     
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  6. Lyanna

    Lyanna Well-Known Member

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    Not yet
     
  7. DetectiveFoyleWannabe

    DetectiveFoyleWannabe Well-Known Member

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    Good points. Makes sense.
     
  8. EggSalad

    EggSalad Well-Known Member

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  9. K9Enzo

    K9Enzo Well-Known Member

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    IMO, that truck is a LE vehicle & equipped appropriately inside. Probably unmarked.
     
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  10. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Ita.
    Plus, I think LE have been keeping an eye on him for a long time.
    It's possible they thought he might return to her remains as well ?
    Imo.
     
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  11. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    We are all due a Trifecta !!!
    This would be the best thing ever to happen.
     
  12. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Agreed.
    Hope he shows up soon !
     
  13. Angleterre

    Angleterre Verified Law Enforcement England

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    Well said x
     
  14. jondaba

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    Barry is cheap. That’s why men kill a faithful wife. They can’t bear to cough up the loot it will cost for a divorce and settlement.
    Can he bring himself to spend what it will cost to get the kind of legal representation he’s going to need now?
    What will he google first: Salida’s Best Criminal Lawyer or Salida’s Cheapest?
    Also: I am betting he’s got to go local.
     
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  15. Angleterre

    Angleterre Verified Law Enforcement England

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    Yes but not in the MT
     
  16. MTW2011

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    Sorry, might’ve been already said, I’m slowly catching up on the 20+ new pages. This likely isn’t a popular opinion but I thought the DA’s comment about how investigators kept going after being “second guessed” and having their “skills questioned” was interesting. I do recall some of the outrage public sent by way to the Sheriff’s social media pages, especially after some livestreams with her brother the the guys of the then PE YouTube channel, and how one of them seemed to repeatedly push the idea of how crazy and bad and unprofessional it was that Andy was at a potential place to search and they didn’t secure that area for hours and hours (and the tension that seemed palpable on their video and ultimately them parting ways on their channel awhile after, always found that interesting since it seemed clear to me that those remarks were a big difference of opinion between them but anyway, not the point of my comment now....)

    I thought the DA’s comment was interesting because I feel like we’ve seen a lot of this in multiple cases, a kind of “us vs. them” mindset with the public and law enforcement and how sometimes public is frustrated why there hasn’t been arrests made yet or why it seems like they’re ignoring the “obvious” culprit of a crime, etc and etc. And I think those types of views, and the people who voice them, are only amplified in this age of 24 hours news cycles and social media. When she made that remark I couldn’t help but think of some of the comments I remember people making on their social media channels, about how the Sheriff was letting a killer get away with things and just some pretty intense remarks (people were understandably upset) but that mentality, especially if and when it comes in large volumes on social media, I don’t think helps any case and the pursuit of justice. I think it furthers this divide between the public and law enforcement and, I don’t know where I’m ending with this comment (so thanks if you’re still reading this!), ultimately hurts an already damaged relationship that deserves to be repaired. I can see both sides of it - being in the public and frustrated if you feel not enough is being done and the LE side of things where you know much more than the public but just cannot say and how that can often appear like you’re not doing “enough”. Her remark made me a bit disappointed and just reminded me of other cases (like in Daybell/Vallow people rightfully very angry at Gilbert Police and the death “investigation” of JR, and those who are angry that they “didn’t do anything”, which even if it’s the entire truth, I don’t think large scale public backlash and criticism helps push the police in a direction towards what the public ultimately wants). It’s disappointing but I see both sides, and I can see how it seeped into this case from the perspective of the DA and law enforcement.

    I hope going forward public perception of them and their past actions will be shown to have been thorough, extensive, and that they were always trying to find Suzanne and when they couldn’t or didn’t, they focused on seeking justice for her murder. Of course we will hear more in the coming days and weeks and months. JMHO, hope it was ok to share.
     
  17. Puzzles8

    Puzzles8 Exonerated Mountain Lion

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    Looked like the SO had plenty of backup. It would not surprise me if LE had also blocked nearby intersections.

    JMO, MOO
     
  18. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Exactly !

    I also thought, "Deer in the headlights" look.
    As in, 'Oh, crapola, they got me.'
     
  19. K9Enzo

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    I really don’t think LE had eyes on him constantly. Maybe at certain points of the investigation they did. My feeling is, however and wherever he disposed of SM’s body, I don’t think he ever looked back. That’s just my opinion.
     
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  20. Teche

    Teche Well-Known Member

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    I see he got his hair colored for this special day.
     
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