The Attorney Regulation Counsel is now investigating seven 11th Judicial District prosecutors, including District Attorney Linda Stanley, following allegations of repeated prosecutorial misconduct. 

The investigation centers on the now-dismissed murder case against Barry Morphew, who was previously charged in his wife’s disappearance, after Barry’s attorney filed an 83-page complaint to the regulation counsel. With the complaint, Morphew’s defense attorney Iris Eytan, alleges Stanley’s office violated a dozen attorney rules. Those alleged violations include failure to uphold victim rights, dishonest and unethical practices, and the repeated failure to turn over evidence. 

Suzanne Morphew disappeared back on Mother’s Day in 2020. 

Nearly a year later, Chaffee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested her husband Barry Morphew and charged him with Suzanne’s murder, though to this day her body has never been found. 

In April of last year, District Attorney Linda Stanley dismissed the murder case against Barry “without prejudice,” meaning Morphew could be charged in the future if new evidence is discovered. 

Morphew’s attorney’s complaint was filed yesterday and follows a year-long court battle, where Morphew’s defense team alleged a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct in the murder case. 

The Attorney Regulation Counsel said if it finds violations, it could either attempt to reach a settlement with attorneys or file a formal complaint with a presiding disciplinary judge.