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Colorado prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss the charges against the Barry Morphew in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Suzanne, just weeks before he was supposed to go to trial, as they reveal their belief that they are close to finding the woman’s remains.
Prosecutors with Colorado’s Eleventh Judicial District asked a judge on Tuesday to dismiss the charges against Morphew, AGE, without prejudice, meaning they could still re-charge the father of two later if needed, according to a recently released court filing. They argue that they feel they are close to finding Suzanne Morphew’s remains and, if they do, a forensic exam could clear or exculpate her husband, according to the filing.
READ PROSECUTORS’ MOTION TO DISMISS HERE:
Morphew was charged in May 2021 with murder, tampering with a deceased human body and tampering with physical evidence, among others, in connection with the May 2020 disappearance and presumed death of his wife.
Trial was set to begin at the end of April.
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But on Tuesday, prosecutors asked the judge to dismiss the case until further notice, and described how they believe they are close to finding Morphew’s body.
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“In typical homicide cases, the fact of the victim’s death is rarely at issue, but in a case such as this, the most influential fact of consequence is whether or not Ms. Morphew is deceased. If the body proves to be there, further forensic examination could potentially inculpate or exculpate the Defendant,” the filig states. “Given the need to conduct further investigation to resolve these issues, this is a good faith basis to dismiss the current indictment.”
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