Man after charging In an interview that aired Monday, he denied any involvement in her disappearance.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Barry Morphew said Colorado authorities were wrong to focus on him as the culprit in the death Suzanne Morpheuswho disappeared three years ago on Mother’s Day.
“They have tunnel vision and they’ve been looking at one person and they have too much pride to say they’re wrong and look elsewhere,” he said, sitting between his grown daughters who defended him.
Suzanne Murphy’s disappearance made national headlines and the investigation was published on “48 hours”.
Last year, prosecutors dropped the charges against Morfe just before his trial after a judge barred them from calling most key witnesses for repeatedly failing to comply with rules on turning over evidence in his favor. It included DNA evidence related to sexual assault cases in other states, raising the possibility that another person was involved.
At the time, prosecutors said they needed more time to find Suzanne Morphew’s body. They said he was still a suspect as recently as last month, when Morpheus’ lawyers announced they had filed a complaint asking prosecutors to be disciplined for allegedly withholding evidence in an effort to convict him.
Morphew filed a $15 million lawsuit this month against prosecutors and investigators, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights.
His lawyers earlier asked to bring the prosecutors to disciplinary action for what they called a deliberate withholding of evidence in an attempt to convict him. In the complaint, they allege that District Attorney Linda Stanley and six prosecutors in her office pursued a “political agenda to arrest Mr. Morphew in response to a media frenzy that prosecutors themselves helped create” after his wife’s disappearance.
Stanley did not immediately return a phone call or email seeking comment.
The charges against Morfe were dismissed without prejudice, so prosecutors may still decide to charge him again. Morphew said he was aware of that possibility because he pleaded not guilty the first time he was arrested.
“But I have nothing to worry about. I haven’t done anything wrong,” Morpheus said.
Suzanne Morphew disappeared after leaving home to go for a bike ride on Mother’s Day 2020, and what happened next remains a mystery, CBS News Colorado informed. Her bike was found down a steep ravine and deputies said the bike did not appear to have been in an accident and there was no blood at the scene. After she disappeared, Barry Morphew told CBS News Colorado he believed she had been kidnapped.
During the investigation into her disappearance, friends told detectives that Suzanne and Barry had been arguing about finances and that Suzanne may have had a boyfriend.