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Court Released Details on Upcoming Barry Morphew Hearings

Chaffee County District Court has released new details on how they will conduct the first preliminary hearings for Barry Morphew, who is accused of murdering his wife Suzanne.   

49-year-old Suzanne Morphew has been missing since May 10, 2020 from the Maysville area after going out for a bike ride and never returning.   

Almost a year to the day following her disappearance, Barry Morphew was arrested and charged with first degree murder after deliberation, tampering with physical evidence, and an attempt to influence a public servant.   

His preliminary hearings will take place over four days on August 9, 10, 23 and 24.   

24 people will be allowed inside the courtroom to observe the proceedings; seven of those seats will be reserved for the media.   

The court announced they will not live stream the hearings to the public via WebEx. The court says while they have live streamed cases in the past, this case has high public interest, and they’re worried about the number of users who will use their WebEx system. They also said doing so could interfere with the fairness of court proceedings.   

However, the Court did announce that they will live stream the proceedings in the main hall of the Chaffee County fairgrounds. They say the live stream will only be accessible to viewing at the fairgrounds building and to family members of those involved in the case.      

Dan R