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Colorado prosecutors in Barry Morphew’s dismissed murder case accused of scheming against judge

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Colorado prosecutors are facing new charges related to Barry Morphew’s dismissed murder case.

In 2021, Barry was charged with murder in connection with the May 2020 disappearance of his wife Suzanne Morhew, but a judge dismissed the charges in April 2022.

Subsequently, the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) formally charged prosecutors Robert Weiner and Mark Hurlburt of the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office with concealing evidence in the Morphew case and with text threads. He accused him of plotting against District Judge Ramzi Rama. .

Barry’s attorney, Iris Eitan, told Fox News Digital that “it was well known that the prosecutors in the Morhew case abused their authority and power to wrongfully prosecute Mr. Morhew.” “However, it is new news that these prosecutors threatened the rule of law and our democracy by threatening and attempting to intimidate the presiding judge over sentences and sanctions for their own pattern of misconduct. ”

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Barry’s attorney, Iris Eitan, told Fox News Digital that “it was well known that the prosecutors in the Morhew case abused their authority and power to wrongfully prosecute Mr. Morhew.” (Courtesy of Suzanne Morhew’s family)

Hurlbert, the lead prosecutor in the Morphew case, told FOX 31 Denver, “My only comment is that we deny the charges and intend to file a response.”

accusation against prosecutors

The complaint alleges that Mr. Weiner and Mr. Hurlbert failed to present evidence in a timely manner, misstated facts in their arguments, violated court orders, and attempted to intimidate Judge Rama with “abuse of office.”

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The text thread between prosecutors cited as evidence in the complaint began in response to a debunked theory originating from a true crime podcast called “True Crime with Julez.” Podcast host Julez Wolfe has started a petition claiming that “Judge Rama’s ex-wife is an advocate for Suzanne Morhew and a victim of domestic violence.” After 11th Judicial District Attorney Linda Stanley requested a criminal investigation into Rama’s conduct in the case, 11th Judicial District Criminal Investigator Andrew Corey found there was no “wrongdoing.”

Documents between Linda Stanley, Mark Hurlburt, and Robert Weiner were included in the OARC complaint

The text thread between prosecutors cited as evidence in the complaint began in response to a debunked theory originating from a true crime podcast called “True Crime with Julez.” (OARC)

Rama’s wife told Corey that “no domestic violence of any kind has ever occurred in this relationship,” according to the complaint.

Stanley shared the petition with Weiner and Hurlburt in March 2022, writing, “I think you should read this…” But the three prosecutors included in the complaint Screenshots of official text messages show Mr. Stanley doubting the accuracy of the petition’s claims, but suggested it be investigated. judge. ”[I]”We cannot clearly explain why he hates us so much,” Stanley wrote about the judge.

“Damn! Let’s go after him!”

— Robert Weiner

“Absolutely bullshit! Go after him! He should have revealed this. It needs to be seen ASAP,” Weiner wrote.

Documents between Linda Stanley, Mark Hurlburt, and Robert Weiner were included in the OARC complaint

OARC alleges that the 11th Judicial District prosecutors involved in the Barry Morphew case failed to disclose evidence and conspired against the judge in the case. (OARC)

“Let’s drop the divorce case,” Weiner said of Rama in another text, later adding, “He shouldn’t be on the bench.” Hurlbert criticized the judge as “obviously biased.”

OARC does not comment on pending complaints.

Allegations against prosecutor Linda Stanley

A lawyer filed a similar complaint against Stanley in October. The complaint accuses Stanley of sharing information about the case with a true crime podcaster.

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The complaint also alleges that the district attorney failed to share evidence with the defense in a timely manner, including DNA match evidence, among other accusations of misconduct.

Suzanne Morhew posing in front of the sunset

Morhew’s bike was found in a ravine near Highway 50 and County Road 225 in Chaffee County, near her family home in Maysville, on the same day she went missing in 2020. (Fox News)

No human remains or traces of blood were found near Morhew’s Maysville home or in the family’s car.but DNA was found Above Suzanne’s glove box.

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Partial Profiles Investigators were able to obtain matching profiles created in sexual assault cases in Chicago, Phoenix, and Tempe, Arizona. Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Joseph Cahill said at a 2021 hearing, as reported by The Denver Post. Barry’s DNA did not match that sample, his attorney told KUSA-TV at the time.

Suzanne Morhew sitting at a table

In September 2023, authorities discovered Suzanne Morhew’s body in a “shallow grave” in the desert about 75 miles south of Maysville, Colorado. (Chaffee County Sheriff)

In an interview with FOX 21 Colorado Springs in July, Stanley called the OARC investigation a “witch hunt.”

“I stand up for people all the time, every day.”

— Linda Stanley

“I stand up for people all the time, every day, so it was tough not being able to stand up for myself,” she told the outlet. “Right now, this office is severely underfunded. …If someone were to leave, it would set everything back, and that’s the last thing we have at the moment. …But we have a lot of experience in this issue. We only have a wealth of prosecutors, and I’m very proud of that.”

Latest updates on the Suzanne Morhew murder case

In September 2023, authorities discovered Suzanne’s body in a “shallow grave” in the desert about 45 miles south of Maysville while searching for another missing woman. Authorities have not named any other suspects in her murder since her husband’s case was dismissed nearly two years ago.

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Authorities use excavator in area where Suzanne Morhew's body was found

Authorities said Morhew’s body was located in the Moffat area of ​​Saguash County, Colorado. She was reported missing on May 10, 2020. (Colorado Bureau of Investigation)

Morhew’s bike was found in a ravine near Highway 50 and County Road 225 in Chaffee County, near her family home in Maysville, on the same day she went missing in 2020. At the time, Barry said, she was working in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

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Text message from Suzanne and BarryThe woman, who had been married for 25 years, was unsealed in June 2023, but it has been suggested that the pair had an affair shortly before her disappearance.

Four days before her disappearance, Suzanne sent Barry a text message saying, “It’s over.” “I don’t really care what you guys are doing and what you’ve been doing all these years,” she wrote, adding that they need to “calm down” and figure things out. added.

In early 2023, Barry’s legal team filed the following lawsuit: $15 million lawsuit He accused prosecutors and investigators of violating his constitutional rights.

“In the years since her disappearance, Barry has been under the most scrutiny, minute by minute, hour by hour, using law enforcement cameras in her home, wiretaps on her cell phone, and GPS devices in her car. , who was being dissected and monitored. Subsequently,” Eitan said in a statement at the time.

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“Instead of blaming Barry Morphew, what we should do is ask authorities about the number of missing persons and the number of bodies recently recovered in or from Saguash County,” Eitan continued.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 719-312-7530.

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