The arrest affidavit in the murder case against Barry Morphew, who is accused of murdering his wife Suzanne Morphew, who has been missing since May 2020.
As previously reported, Barry Morphew was arrested on May 5 and charged with first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, and attempting to influence a public servant in connection to the presumed death of his wife, who disappeared on Mother’s Day last year. Her body has not been found, but prosecutors said at a news conference last month that they are confident in the case against Barry Morphew.
But the public will not know the evidence prosecutors have against Barry Morphew until at least August.
As KKTV reports, the Colorado Courts this week announced that the arrest affidavit will be sealed until at least September; seven days after the final day of August. In the court document outlining the decisions, court officials said the delay was in the interest of protecting Suzanne and Barry Morphew’s two daughters; one who is a teen and another who is a young adult.
“These young women are in an unimaginable situation and should be given time to process what has occurred and the time to review, or decide not to review, the evidence alleged against their father,” the document states.
According to the KKTV report, the affidavit is 130 pages long, the longest and most detailed in the history of the Colorado Court, which has reportedly seen criminal cases for 30 years.
Barry Morphew is next due in court on August 9.
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