Barry Morphew trial scheduled to start May of 2022, the man accused of killing his wife in Colorado pleaded not guilty

11 News reporter Ashley Franco & digital anchor Jon Wiener unpack the ruling from Chaffee County.
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 2:45 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:19 PM MDT
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SALIDA, Colo. (KKTV) - On Friday, a judge decided there is enough evidence for a trial in the Barry Morphew case.

Barry is accused of killing his wife, Suzanne Morphew. Suzanne was reported missing on Mother’s Day of 2020. To date, the remains of Suzanne have not been located.

11 News reporter Ashley Franco covered the preliminary hearing for Barry and is reporting the judge says he believes there is probable cause that Barry may have committed murder along with tampering with a deceased human body. The judge adds there are two possible motives, an affair and that Suzanne wanted a divorce.

The judge granted bail for Barry at $500,000 cash only. The judge ordered Barry to have no contact with multiple people involved in the case. Barry entered a not guilty plea as his trial is scheduled to start May 3, 2022.


- May 10, 2020: Suzanne Morphew reported missing.

- May 11, 2020: Search crews are called to the area she was believed to be in near hear Chaffee County home.

- May 15, 2020: Items belonging to Suzanne were found.

- May 17, 2020: Barry, the husband of Suzanne, shares a video with the public asking for help with finding her. It can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

- May 19, 2020: Authorities search the Morphew home.

- May 22, 2020: A separate residential property is searched, where a concrete foundation had just been poured

- May 5, 2021: Barry Morphew is arrested

- May 6, 2021: First court appearance for Barry Morphew

-May 3, 2022: Trial scheduled to start.

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