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Barry Morphew

Did Barry Morphew kill his wife? And was it after deliberation? Suzanne Morphew disappeared from her Chafee County, Colorado, home on Mothers’ Day 2020. Had Suzanne’s spouse discovered her affair with the Morphews’ former high school classmate? Barry Morphew is charged with first-degree murder even though Suzanne’s body has never been found.


Veteran journalist Carol McKinley has been in the Salida courtroom for ABC and its hit show 20/20 covering the action during Barry Morphew’s lengthy preliminary hearing in front of Colorado Judge Patrick Murphy. Listen to a riveting description of the attorneys involved, the witnesses, the family members in the gallery, and Barry Morphew himself.


Might the Morphew daughters’ decisions on guilt or innocence dictate the result? Judge Murphy is waiting till September 17, 2021 to rule on probable cause which is an extraordinary delay in a Colorado preliminary hearing. But this is not a normal case. The stakes are high. The evidence is circumstantial. A man’s freedom is at stake.


R. Scott Reisch is an accomplished veteran Colorado defense attorney and host of the hit YouTube show, Crime Talk. Listen to two criminal courtroom lawyers have a lively conversation in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge about the Morphew case and America’s fascination with big trials. What is the proper punishment for murder?


Scott Reisch is also a Marine and talks about Afghanistan and the violent demise this week of his fellow Marines and scores of others. Who bears responsibility? Violence born of hatred can ruin societies and these concepts are wonderfully encapsulated in our Troubadour Dave Gunders’ magnificent song titled, A Sun Still Shining.

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