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

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  1. Alethea

    Alethea Verified Attorney

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    Just to clarify, in order to arrest someone, you need probable cause that a crime was committed. LE can draft a probable cause affidavit and go to a judge who signs off on an arrest warrant. That was issued here and subsequently sealed.

    The DA then filed 3 charges which are listed on the public docket. It doesn’t look like there was a grand jury. Rather, the DA just filed the charges. Once he is arraigned his attorney can challenge whatever was filed (depending on the state law and local practice) but usually the cases move forward either to plea negotiations or to trial.
     
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  2. citygirl

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    Agreed. I think they know how it happened.
    MOO.
     
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  3. Ontario Mom

    Ontario Mom stay safe ♥ be kind

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    Whew, finally caught up.

    I'd like to raise a glass to the 70 different investigators across DOZENS of law enforcement agencies that Spezze mentioned in the presser today. All working hard to bring justice to Suzanne and her family, for almost a year.

    My hat is off to each and every one of you.
     
  4. LietKynes

    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    Agreed, 10ofRods.
    LE have one bite of the apple.
    They have to have enough evidence that they're confident of their case and the charges being brought against Barry.
    Today is a good day for justice !
     
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  5. BeachSky

    BeachSky Well-Known Member

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    BBM
    Yes a monster!
    And now everyone knows.


    MOO
     
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  6. kittythehare

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    That's what I see too.
    The arrogance and sense of entitlement he wears.
     
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  7. citygirl

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    In listening to the presser the second time the DA said she came on board in January and talks began. They filled her in on the case as they knew it. Did not become official until April and came to fruition in May.
    Only my take. Could have misread it and JMO.
     
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  8. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Per Colorado Law - there are only two types of hearings when cameras are typically allowed inside the courtroom: advisement and arraignment hearings.

    If the court approves expanded news media coverage for Barry's advisement - the hearing will probably be streamed live.

    Otherwise - we should expect another trial by Twitter where reporters are allowed to tweet from outside the courtroom only -- when the court in recess or hearing ended.

    Rule 3 - Media Coverage of Court Proceedings, Colo. Pub. Acc. Info. & Rec. 3 | Casetext Search + Citator
     
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  9. Janeumayer

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    Chris said they brought the case to a Grand Jury on his live feed while covering today’s arrest:
     
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  10. Hoss569

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    I thought I heard the same thing. Hopefully it was with her counsel that helped LE get what was needed to build confidence in the case. I felt their was no doubt in it being a true team effort by all departments that were their, and those that were not present. Will be interesting to hear what the CBI input was.
     
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  11. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    I wonder if it is the firefighter chief buddy ??? Hmmm
     
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    The "younger redhead". LE honeypot IMO: a plant. She might even look like SM?
     
  14. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    Agree
    I know we all always want to know what LE knows but after following many cases here, I now know that patience is the best virtue and it always wins out.
    I learned, while being here in WS the reason WHY we arent told and I have learned to be patient and well, I've learned a lot of things on here following cases and trials.
    So we wait while BM waits in Jail.
     
  15. Synergizer Bunny

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    I personally feel that he has been talking to a lawyer for a while and has sold all of Suzanne's and his assets just in case he was arrested.

    I heard Chris say on CourtTV that he drove by Barry's house and all of his windows were opened as if he were keeping surveillance. Chris also said that he had a truck outside as if he were getting ready to move.
     
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    @Seattle1 Hi, I believe you confirmed Suzanne’s family, as an example, could not bring a wrongful death civil lawsuit against BM in CO, correct? IMO
     
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  17. Seattle1

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    To be clear - criminal cases are created in Colorado courts by the filing of a Criminal Complaint and information process.

    (Grand Jury Indictments are rare)...
     
  18. Synergizer Bunny

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    I agree. Plus, I was thinking that the DA doesn't want to give the defense attorney any reason to ask for a change of venue for the trial.
     
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  19. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Correct. Only Suzanne's spouse and children have standing in Colorado Court.

    Since BM is the accused, only Suzanne's children can file a wrongful death action against their father.
     
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    Is it me or does he look like he's aged a couple of decades now?
     
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