CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #60 *ARREST*

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  1. DizzyB

    DizzyB Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think Barry is getting out on bail, and I think it would be disastrous for him to testify. Not going to happen. He does not take direction well, and the risk would be far too much. I have no idea how strong the prosecution’s case is, but I imagine that his defense might be that LE mishandled evidence from the moment they pulled up that bicycle and have focused on Barry and no one else. I think this will be about poking holes in the case instead of proving Barry’s innocence. I’m sure the defense will fight tooth and nail to exclude anything that they can. It’s always upsetting when you hear a juror state that they would have voted differently if they had known certain things that were ruled inadmissible. This defense team may be best at finding mistakes and capitalizing on them.
     


  2. NWLady

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    Thanks for your explanations, they are very helpful! :)
     
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  3. NWLady

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    Thanks for your explanations, they are very helpful! :)
    ETA - DBM, double post.
     
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  4. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    I think the defense will have a very, very difficult time saying "it was Barry. and no one else" when the police got so many tips, followed all of them, and interviewed 400 people.

    But I agree that poking holes is all they've got. If Barry walks free due to such technicalities, it'll be absolutely sickening.

    The judge seems really smart and even-handed though. I don't think the judge will allow them to exclude the charge about the 8 different people he tried to influence.
     
  5. Janeumayer

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    I would like to know if they ever looked at/ considered other suspects....
     
  6. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Yes, this weighs heavily on his case. The Judge knows all the details at this point. The Judge may well know more details than are in the AA, depending on the type of judge he is.

    An ankle bracelet...when the guy is apparently a whiz at trapping, using tools, uses power tools, has the knowledge and methods for removing it? I don't think so.

    Thank you for this. A lot of people think "circumstantial" does not include, say, DNA evidence - but that's still circumstantial. Really only direct witnesses and cameras are non-circumstantial. And both of those can still be impeached (rare, but it happens).
     
  7. SouthAussie

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    I guess with 'more than 135 search warrants' being issued, there are a lot of times that something very incriminating could have been found.
    Even if 100 search warrants were issued for typical things and things we know, that still leaves a heck of a lot of search warrants for things we don't know about it.

    I wonder how many physical searches the authorities have done that we have absolutely no inkling about.
     
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  8. SouthAussie

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    Yes, this is an important thing. There have been cases where the defense have stated that their client was the only suspect, ever. That the police were narrow minded and looked nowhere else. That they didn't investigate properly.

    I think they overcome that by showing their evidence and proving that everything led back to their primary suspect, and no-one else.
     
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    IMO, it has been said that they did interview two mountain lions, but the results were inconclusive.
     
  10. Hoss569

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    I agree, I kind of had a weird feeling that BM's Attorney's were on a fishing expedition with that(and other questions). ...
     
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    I think it will be interesting to see the reasoning of mentioning the dark web at the press conference. I for one thought their could be evidence of him implicating himself or pretty damaging evidence with that comment.
     
  12. DetectiveFoyleWannabe

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    Heard they lawyered up.
     
  13. NervousNellie

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    You guys are cracking me up.
     
  14. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    I don't believe there will be any consideration for flight risk because, by Statute, BM really isn't eligible for bail release -- not to be confused with all defendants having a right to a bail hearing.

    IMO, this is what we should expect for the August 9, 10, preliminary/PEPG hearing:

    (3) In any capital case, the defendant may make a written motion for admission to bail upon the ground that the proof is not evident or that presumption is not great, and the court shall promptly conduct a hearing upon such motion.  

    At such hearing, the burden shall be upon the people to establish that the proof is evident or that the presumption is great.  The court may combine in a single hearing the questions as to whether the proof is evident or the presumption great with the determination of the existence of probable cause to believe that the defendant committed the crime charged.


    In other words, establishing the existence of probable cause will end the bail question once and for all.

    One of the reasons BM's defense asked to get the voter fraud charges on the calendar (later Aug after preliminary/proof evident, presumption great) was to preserve any rights BM might have to bail for a charge which is a bailable offense. They are being thorough in event of a fluke with his murder complaint.

    Colorado Revised Statutes Title 16. Criminal Proceedings § 16-4-101. Bailable offenses--definitions
    Colorado Revised Statutes Title 16. Criminal Proceedings § 16-4-101 | FindLaw
     
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  15. SouthAussie

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    Potential dark web searches ...

    "How to destroy biological evidence"
    "20 places that authorities will never look when searching for a body"
    "How to get out of the country during Covid-19 and never be found"
     
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    OMGoodness! That would be such fun to watch!! Sigh....I think Dru is smart enough not to let that happen. But, then again, she’s dealing with, “Listen......no one knows the truth!” Wrong again BM!
     
  17. Murphy1950

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    Well they were smarter than Barry.
     
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    I've wondered if he had any help after the fact ?

    As in "... Listen, I need to use your truck, no questions asked. Something real bad happened to Suzanne & it wasn't my fault, and I'm darned if I'm going to take the fall for it ....".
    Or a similar scenario ?
    MOO.
     
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  19. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    ^^RSBBM

    I'm not familiar with OP's reference but I think for discussion purposes, it helps to cite and/or link Colorado examples for Colorado cases, and offer the following.

    The AA linked below represents, at a minimum, a typical redacted Colorado STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE / AFFIDAVIT FOR ARREST WARRANT, pages 1-2.

    I think we can expect that the CCSO and/or Investigator for the DA presented a similar Statement of Probable Cause/AA (with very detailed attachment) to a Chaffee County Judge that signed the Arrest Warrant (see pg 2), and where CCSO was commanded to arrest BM and deliver him without delay to appear before the County Judge.

    https://www.denverda.org/wp-content/uploads/news-release/2020/021220-Charlene-King-PC-REDACTED.pdf

    For more extensive AA details, El Paso County's Sheriff's Office filed a 32-page Affidavit to document the probable cause in support of the request for issuance of an arrest warrant for Letecia Stauch for the murder of 12 yr old Gannon Stauch.

    The Stauch case documents can be also be found on the Court's public site under El Paso County Cases of Interest, 04/03/2020 Affidavit of Probable Cause in Support of Arrest.

    Colorado Judicial Branch - El Paso - Cases of Interest - The People of the State of Colorado v. Letecia Stauch
     
  20. NWLady

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    I don't think so, but I do suspect they may have interviewed others as possible accomplice(s). This is JMO.

    I have no links or knowledge of this really happening - I just think it's a likely possibility. Again, JMO/thoughts.
     
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