After Barry Morphew’s wife Suzanne didn’t return home after a bike ride in 2020 in her Salida, Southern Colorado neighborhood, he was distraught and pleaded with police to find her. Instead, police, who never found her body, arrested and charged Barry Morphew with first degree murder.
Having no remains as evidence, the police had to drop the charges against Morphew, especially after finding DNA evidence in Suzanne’s SUV that implied a sexual encounter had occurred. There was also evidence that Suzanne was having an affair.
So, the case was dropped against the husband, as investigators sought to get more evidence and find Suzanne or her remains.
In a twist of fate, Barry Morphew was arrested and charged with fraud because he used Suzanne’s mail-in ballot in the 2020 election to vote for Trump. He said he figured Trump needed help. He insisted he didn’t know it was a crime. It is actually a felony.
Mr. Morphew was fined and has to pay court costs, but he was not given any jail time. He was given a sentence of one year supervised probation but avoided jail time after pleading guilty to one count of forgery, according to court records.
“Just because I wanted Trump to win. I just thought, give him another vote. I figured all these other guys are cheating,” he told an FBI agent in April 2021, according to court documents.