SUZANNE MORPHEW TIP LINE: If you have any information regarding this investigation please contact Chaffee County Sheriffs Office: (719) 539-2596 or Chaffee County Crime Stoppers: (719) 539-2599.

New Judge in Morphew Murder Trial

Barry Morphew (Image: Chaffee County Sheriff's Department)

Judge Ramsey Lama of the 11th Judicial District Court has been assigned to preside over the Barry Morphew murder case. 

Judge Patrick Murphy last month removed himself from the trial because of a longtime friendship with an attorney who represents a possible witness in the case. 

Morphew’s trial is scheduled to begin in May. He is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife Suzanne who went missing over Mother’s Day weekend 2020. Her body has yet to be found.

Barry Morphew is currently free on $500,000 bond.   

Dan R