a man Once charged In an interview that aired Monday, he denied having anything to do with his missing wife’s presumed murder.
In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Barry Morphew said authorities in Colorado were wrong to focus on him as the person responsible for her death. Suzanne MorphewWho went missing on Mother’s Day three years ago.
“They’ve got tunnel vision and they’re looking at one, and they’re wrong and they’ve got too much pride to look elsewhere,” she said, sitting between her grown daughters, who have protected her.
Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance made national headlines and the investigation was featured “48 hours.”
Prosecutors dropped charges against Morpheus last year just as he was about to go on trial after a judge barred them from calling most of their key witnesses for repeatedly failing to follow rules on testifying on his behalf. It included DNA evidence linked to sexual assault incidents in other states that raised the possibility that another person was involved.
At the time, prosecutors said they wanted more time to find Suzanne Morphew’s body. They said he was still a suspect as recently as last month, when Morphew’s lawyers announced they had filed a complaint that prosecutors would be disciplined for allegedly withholding evidence in an effort to convict him.
This month, Morphew filed a $15 million lawsuit against prosecutors and investigators, alleging violations of his constitutional rights.
Before this, his lawyer Prosecutors asked to be disciplined All they said was to deliberately withhold evidence to convict him. They allege in the complaint that District Attorney Linda Stanley and six prosecutors in her office “reacted to a media frenzy that the prosecutors themselves helped create” by pursuing a political agenda to lock up Mr. Morphew after his wife’s disappearance.
Stanley did not immediately return a phone call or email seeking comment.
Charges against Morpheus were dismissed without prejudice, so prosecutors may still decide to charge him again. Morphew said he realized that was a possibility, since he said he was innocent the first time he was arrested.
“But I have nothing to worry about. I haven’t done anything wrong,” Morphew said.
Suzanne Morphew disappeared after leaving her home for a bike ride on Mother’s Day 2020, and what happened next remains a mystery, CBS News Colorado Report. His bicycle was found down a steep ravine and deputies said the bicycle did not appear to have been involved in an accident and there was no blood at the scene. After she disappeared, Barry Morphew told CBS News Colorado that he believed she had been kidnapped.
During the investigation into her disappearance, friends told detectives that Suzanne and Barry had been arguing about finances and that Suzanne may have had a boyfriend.