CO CO - Suzanne Morphew, 49, Chaffee County, 10 May 2020 #77 *ARREST*

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  1. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    BBM
    I don't think 2nd degree is included in the charges. They just went for Murder One, and a couple of other charges.


    The man who is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance and presumed death of his wife now faces two additional charges of tampering with a deceased human body and possession of a dangerous weapon.
    Barry Morphew charged with new counts in death of missing wife | 9news.com

    (There is also an unrelated voter fraud charge.)
     
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  2. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Per my law partner, who does criminal, the state would have to amend the complaint.
     
  3. Bluebythec

    Bluebythec Well-Known Member

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    If, in September , the judge rules that there was not enough evidence for the M1 charge and he releases him., can the DA immediately rearrest him on M2? LIke before he even leaves the building?
     
  4. k-mac

    k-mac Well-Known Member

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    well...
    That's all sour milk on my cereal this morning!

    Have only read a couple pages of disappointing thoughts and opinions so far.

    Did the prosecution bring anything of relevence to the table for day 4??

    Someone give me some good news o_O
     
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    Trocroc9 Well-Known Member

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    And the judge said to the defense we know she wasn’t happy in the marriage to shut her up. That made me smile a little… ok a lot ! All jmo
     
  6. Warwick7

    Warwick7 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me!!!
     
  7. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    A lesser included means that the jury can find a person guilty of a lesser crime, if all of the elements are contained within the greater crime that was charged.

    So if the evidence for first degree isn't strong enough, then the jury can find him guilty of second degree murder even if second degree murder was not charged.
     
  8. SouthAussie

    SouthAussie Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks. :)

    Learn something new every day.
    I have seen cases where they charge with several different murder charges, and presumed that had to happen for the jury to find guilt for one of those degrees of murder.
     
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  9. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Not if that's what he did every day, upon arrival at home (and his home wifi network - airplane mode still permits wifi...which is why you can buy wifi while on an airplane).

    So if he was constantly doing that, it would not look suspicious. How far back should the prosecution go with this? We know that Barry claims he did it frequently so that (an overly jealous) Suzanne couldn't track him everywhere.

    Nothing was said one way or another - which is interesting (about how often he was in airplane mode). I'm sure that's a couple of pages in the A.A. (if not, then that's a problem).

    But you're right - that if Barry did this regularly, surely the defense would have pointed to that. Thank you for making me feel a bit more hopeful.
     
  10. kshultz06082

    kshultz06082 Super Snooper

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    That wording tells me that he is NOT the judge that signed that arrest warrant. And almost sounds like he disagrees with the judge that signed it. I have a feeling if this came to him to be signed he probably would have denied it and told the DA to try again. In my opinion, he appears to be thoroughly unimpressed with the AA.
     
  11. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yes. That's apparently what happens. But I feel like the judge will find probable cause for premeditated murder. Let's see!
     
  12. NoSI

    NoSI Verified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/RXN

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    Me too... me too! I am totally ok with this decision. BM remains behind bars. No hasty decision is good.
     
  13. Warwick7

    Warwick7 Well-Known Member

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    Not only a genius, but a "full package deal"....lol!!
     
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  14. kshultz06082

    kshultz06082 Super Snooper

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    No clue.
     
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  15. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    BBM - Barry is spending the night behind bars and will be for the next 3 plus weeks. I do like that thought.
     
  16. Floridagirl1006

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    JMO…this was the most anticlimactic PH ever….I was working so had to catch up quickly but the DA has nothing! IMO! Didn’t even do testing on a half coffee cup?!?! Even my DH would know to leave at least half one on the counter to make it appear I was home. DNA from the one plate? Nope nothing there either. If it doesn’t make sense it makes money….how disappointing
     
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  17. NoSI

    NoSI Verified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/RXN

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    The whole defense team thought that he would walk...My impression only...
     
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  18. bestill

    bestill It's a Disney Day for SC Inmate 00378074

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    How did the prosecution react?
     
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    kshultz06082 Super Snooper

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    And a partridge in a pear tree
     
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  20. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Thank you so much for weighing in on this.
     
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