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‘I wanted Trump to win’: Husband accused of murdering wife also used name to vote
Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Five months after Suzanne Morphew went without a trace on a bike ride on last Mother’s Day, the Chaffee County Clerk’s Office in Colorado received a bizarre notification : a ballot for the 2020 election had been submitted under his name. When a Chaffee County sergeant went to the clerk’s office to check the ballot, he saw that it was handwritten and dated October 15, 2020 – and included her husband’s signature , Barry Lee Morphew, on the witness line. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast, authorities did not question the 53-year-old father about his alleged electoral fraud until April 22, just days before he was charged with first degree murder and many other crimes related to “I wanted Trump … to win,” Morphew told FBI agents when asked about his wife’s ballot submission. “I just thought, give it… one more vote.” I thought all these other guys were cheating. “A terrible thing”: Husband of Colorado mother who disappeared on Mother’s Day accused of murder, Morphew added that he knew his wife “was going to vote for Trump anyway” and insisted on it. fact that he did not know you could not vote on behalf of “your spouse”. Investigators also noted in the affidavit that Morphew submitted his own ballot in the mail at the same time, but authorities believe Morphew intentionally took advantage of his wife’s disappearance to secure another vote for the former president. . On Thursday evening, prosecutors charged him with one count of falsifying public documents and one count of ballot-ballot offense. in connection with his wife’s disappearance on May 10, 2020. Investigators, however, have still not located the mother of two and have therefore kept Morphew’s arrest affidavit under seal since his arrest on May 5 . national attention and investigators confused for months. Authorities opened an investigation into Suzanne Morphew’s disappearance on May 10 after a neighbor said she did not return home after a bike ride. For days, local and federal authorities conducted an exhaustive search in the 2.5 mile area near his home in Maysville, Colorado. Police now believe that a “certain scenario” occurred near her home which resulted in the discovery of her bicycle, but not her body. How Cops Shot Down Suspected Serial Killer By Mid-Murder Tree On May 17, Morphew, who was said to have been out of town the day his wife went missing, posted a video pleading for his full return. security alongside a social media campaign to help with the investigation. He also offered a reward of $ 200,000 for his whereabouts information. “Oh Suzanne, if anyone is out there who can hear this, who’s got you, please we’ll do whatever it takes to get you back.” We love you. We miss you. Girls need you. No question asked. No matter what they want, I’ll do whatever it takes to get you back. Darling I love you. I want you to come back so badly, ”he said in the May video. Despite Morphew’s public appeals to his wife, questions began to arise about his possible role in her disappearance, including reports that he cleaned his hotel room in Denver around the same time. she disappeared. Morphew, however, denied the allegations. “People don’t know the truth, so they’re going to think what they’re going to think,” Morphew said in a rare August interview with Fox21 before pushing for unfair media coverage of his wife’s case. Morphew also slammed the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office during the interview, saying he believed local officials “screwed it up. [investigation] from the start and now they’re trying to cover it up and blame me. An attorney for Morphew did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment. Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.