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Colorado husband accused of killing missing wife, Suzanne Morphew, cast fraudulent vote on her behalf, for Trump – Barry Morphew told the FBI ‘she would have voted for him and everyone was cheating in the election anyway’

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Husband facing felony murder after he was accused of killing missing wife, is charged in election fraud

Barry Morphew, 53, was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering his wife Suzanne Morphew, 49, after she vanished in Colorado in May 2020

Suzanne Morphew vanished on May 10, 2020 and police believe she was murdered but, her body has still not been found

Their two adult daughters Mallory and Macy first raised the alarm after they were unable to get hold of her on Mother’s Day 

Morphew has now been charged with submitting a mail-in ballot in his wife’s name in October that voted for President Trump

When questioned by the FBI, Morphew said he submitted the ballot because he ‘wanted Trump to win’ and that his wife was going to vote for Trump

‘She would have voted for him and everyone was cheating in the election anyway’, he allegedly told the FBI

Morphew allegedly claimed he did not know submitting a ballot on behalf of a spouse was illegal

The question for investigators is whether Morphew filed the ballot because he wanted Trump to win or to make it appear as though his wife was still alive

The Colorado husband suspected of killing missing wife, has now been charged with voter fraud after he submitted a mail-in ballot voting for Donald Trump in his wife’s name five months after she vanished. 
Barry Morphew, 53, [photo, left], was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering his 49-year-old wife after she vanished near their home in Poncha Springs in southern Colorado on Mother’s Day in 2020.
Morphew, who is already being held without bail, has now been charged with forgery over the mail-in ballot he allegedly submitted in his wife’s name for last year’s general elections.
A Chaffee County Clerk had alerted authorities in October last year that they had received a voting ballot in Suzanne’s name even though she was missing. 
The ballot was submitted five months after Suzanne, a mother of two adult daughters, went missing, presumed dead. however, her body still has not been found. 

Barry Morphew, 53, [left], was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering his wife Suzanne Morphew, 49, [right], after she vanished in Colorado in May 2020

Authorities say the ballot did not have Suzanne Morphew’s signature on it, but listed her husband Barry as a witness. 
When questioned by an FBI agent in April over the ballot, Morphew said he submitted it because he ‘wanted Trump to win’.
‘I know she (Suzanne) was going to vote for Trump anyways,’ he allegedly told the agent. 
‘I figured all these other guys are cheating,’ he said, adding he thought he would ‘give him another vote’.
Morphew allegedly said he didn’t know submitting a ballot on behalf of a spouse was illegal. 
‘I didn’t know you couldn’t do that for your spouse,’ he said. 

Morphew was taken into custody on May 5 on charges of first-degree homicide, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant in relation to his wife’s disappearance

It is not clear whether Morphew filed the ballot because he wanted Trump to win or to make it appear as though his wife was still alive.  
Morphew was taken into custody on May 5 on charges of first-degree homicide, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant in relation to his wife’s disappearance.  
When questioned by the FBI, Morphew said he submitted the ballot because he ‘wanted Trump to win’ and that his wife was going to vote for him anyway.
Morphew allegedly said he didn’t know submitting a ballot on behalf of a spouse was illegal.

Suzanne Morphew was last seen last year after setting off from her home on a Mother’s Day bike ride. She vanished without a trace on May 10, 2020
Suzanne Morphew seen here with and her husband and their two adult daughters, vanished in May 2020 – on Mother’s Day.

Barry Morphew appears in court after arrest for first-degree murder, charged in the death of his missing wife

Suzanne vanished without a trace on May 10 last year after setting off from her home on a Mother’s Day bike ride.
Morphew has long maintained his innocence.
Suzanne’s brother and sister have both publicly said they suspected Morphew of murder. 
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said following Morphew’s arrest that they believe Suzanne is dead after conducting over 135 searches across Colorado and interviewing 400 people in multiple states.
Morphew’s arrest affidavit remains sealed but investigators insist they have a strong case against him.
They also suggested they had knowledge of an ‘incident’ that led to Suzanne’s killing but did not elaborate.
A week after Suzanne was reported missing, her husband issued a bizarre video online pleading for her to come home and saying: ‘Honey, I love you and I want you back so bad.’  
‘No questions asked, however much they want, I will do whatever it takes to get you back,’ he said. 
Morphew also made a reference to the couple’s two adult daughters needing their mother. 

Suzanne Morphew with  daughters Mallory and Macy 1
Authorities in Chaffee County believe Suzanne seen, [left, with her daughters], is dead after conducting over 135 searches across Colorado and interviewing 400 people in multiple states. Her family is of the same opinion
Croc tears: Grief stricken husband Barry Morphew [photo] posted a bizarre video online pleading for Suzanne to come home after she vanished ion Mother’s Day, 2020 while out on a bike ride
Investigators search for human remains at the Morphew’s property in Colorado. The plot of land was searched extensively back in September when cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains there

On the day of his wife’s disappearance, Morphew was at a hotel that he left smelling of chlorine and covered in wet towels.  
Last month, Morphew sold the home he shared with his wife $1.62 million. He also sold a two-acre plot of land in Salida in February that he had bought just weeks after Suzanne disappeared.
That plot of land was searched extensively back in September when cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains there

Barry Morphew makes tearful plea for return of missing wife


With the spotlight on him, last month Barry Morphew sold the home he shared with his wife for $1.62 million.
He also sold a two-acre plot of land in Salida in February that he had bought just weeks after Suzanne disappeared. 
That plot of land was searched extensively back in September when cadaver dogs picked up the scent of human remains there.  
During his court appearance last week, prosecutors said they did not object to Morphew’s request to be allowed contact with his two daughters, as long as it was civil. The judge allowed the contact but ordered that it could not be harassing. 
Prosecutors were given 10 days to file charges against Morphew who is scheduled to make his next court appearance on May 27. 

 

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