Judge Ramsey Lama issued an order today (April 8th) announcing that the murder case against Barry Morphew will move forward to trial.
Following a motion hearing yesterday in Fremont County for Barry Morphew, the man accused of killing his wife in 2020, 12 of the 14 possible expert witnesses against him are no longer allowed to testify.
Attorneys for Morphew are asking that the case be dismissed based on a claim that the prosecution intentionally withheld massive amounts of evidence.
Barry Morphew, facing charges of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Suzanne, appeared for a motions hearing in a Fremont County courtroom yesterday where the judge decided abuse allegations against Morphew presented by the prosecutors will not be allowed in the upcoming trial.
The court released videos yesterday showing Barry Morphew during the initial search for Suzanne Morphew, who was reported missing on May 20, 2020, near Maysville.
The murder trial of Barry Morphew has been moved to Fremont County on the grounds that Morphew could not receive a fair trial in Chaffee County.
Two days of motion hearings wrapped up yesterday in the Barry Morphew murder case.
A Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent who testified in the murder case against Barry Morphew resigned from the agency last month amid an internal affairs investigation.
During a status conference hearing yesterday, Barry Morphew’s defense attorneys filed a motion for a change of venue as well as having an extra week for the murder trial scheduled for May.
Judge Ramsey Lama of the 11th Judicial District Court has been assigned to preside over the Barry Morphew murder case.
Chaffee County Chief Judge Patrick Murphy has announced that he had granted the motion to disqualify himself from the Barry Morphew murder case due to a long-term friendship with a possible witness’s attorney.
The high-profile case of Barry Morphew, accused of first-degree murder and other crimes related to his wife Suzanne’s disappearance, continues.