Barry Morphew is charged with the murder of his wife, Suzanne, and three unsolved sexual assault cases. The DNA in the glove box of his Range Rover matched a man implicated in all three cases.
Morphew, however, maintains that he left his wife in bed when she vanished. The case against him has been dismissed because the prosecution was unable to produce sufficient evidence.
Barry Morphew was charged with murder in the death of his wife
After her disappearance several months ago, Barry and his wife Suzanne were married for four years. While the two were still married, they were in a fling.
Suzanne was seen with Jeff Libler, a married father of six. Barry and Suzanne met on the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison, where they exchanged racy photos. In one of their final photographs, Suzanne was wearing a bikini top.
They had no children together, but they were both desperate to leave Barry.The prosecution was confident that they had sufficient evidence to prosecute Barry Morphew.
They were unable to present key witnesses or evidence in his favor. The case was dropped without prejudice.
As a result, prosecutors plan to retry Barry. The family will continue their legal battle and will probably file a civil lawsuit against the district attorney.
For now, they are relying on a jury of his peers to decide the case.
Barry Morphew DNA matches profile of a man in three unsolved sexual assault cases
After a string of failed attempts, the New York Forensic Laboratory has been able to identify a rapist through his DNA. DNA samples from three cases were uploaded to the Databank.
A detective from Pelham, New York, investigated a 1983 homicide and learned that the man, Kenneth West, frequently visited the victim’s apartment. He was already serving a sentence for an unrelated homicide.
The detective found West’s omission and alerted authorities to his DNA profile.DNA samples were obtained from an inmate convicted of a separate crime and were matched to the DNA of the perpetrator.
The suspect, convicted of a felony drug conviction, was found guilty of the crime. DNA analysis revealed that he was the same man in all three cases.
As a result, the prosecution has released a video of the incident. The video was viewed on the Internet.
He threw away tranquilliser material
In a trial scheduled to begin Monday, Barry’s defense attorneys argue that the evidence doesn’t support his claim that he was on foot when he killed Suzanne.
Instead, they point to cell phone data that shows Barry travelling about 45 miles per hour. During the day of the incident, Barry made five trash runs through Bloomfield.
On one of those trash runs, he threw away tranquilizer material.
He chased her around their home
When a man chases a woman around their home, it is not the physical act of running after the woman.
Rather, it means searching for someone or trying to contact them. In romantic situations, a man might chase a woman because he feels insecure or unsure of his intentions.
A woman might also chase a man because she is afraid of his violent or abusive nature. It is difficult to determine which of these two explanations applies to your situation.
He may have been attacked by a mountain lion
The missing woman’s bicycle was found on Sunday evening deep in the brush on a steep mountain.
Despite being thrown from the side of the road, the bike was undamaged. The husband suggested that his wife may have been attacked by a mountain lion.
He told deputies that the incident may have been staged by the alleged perpetrator. He said that the incident could be the first of its kind in the region.
Investigators retrieved Suzanne’s bicycle and found the body of the deceased woman.
The affidavit says that Morphew was a mentally disturbed man who had recently discovered that his wife was having an affair.
He then dumped her bike near her home, and it was not a long ride to the trail-head.A body camera video was released to the public this week, and it shows deputies searching for her bicycle.