Barry Morphew accepted a plea deal this week that saw him pleading guilty to casting a fraudulent ballot in the 2020 election on behalf of his missing wife.
Suzanne Morphew disappeared on Mother’s Day in 2020, reportedly when she headed out for a bike ride. She never returned home and is believed dead, as CrimeOnline has reported.
Barry Morphew was charged with her murder, but the case was dismissed without prejudice — meaning it can be refiled later on — earlier this year.
Suzanne Morphew’s body has not been found.
Morphew has insisted on his innocence, but that didn’t stop him from casting a ballot for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election in his wife’s name.
“Just because I wanted Trump to win … I know she (Suzanne) was going to vote for Trump anyways,” Morphew told investigators when asked why he cast a ballot in his wife’s name, adding that he thought the “other guys’” were cheating.
He added that he “didn’t know you couldn’t do that for your spouse,” even if the spouse had been missing for months.
Under the plea agreement, Morphew was sentenced to a year of supervised probation, KKTV reported.
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[Featured image: Suzanne and Barry Morphew/Facebook]